TOHAKU is an homage to ‘The Pine Trees screen’, drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa, one of the most famous painters in Japan. The pine trees in the paintings are of the landscape of Nanao City, and he drew it while recollecting his memories of the beautiful nature of his childhood home. The flame is an extension of the gentle lines of these trees, reminding you of a rustic simplicity.
NANAO is the name of the city, the heart of the glorious countryside in which we live.
Because we are surrounded by the sea and mountains, it is easy to find places that take us closer to nature.
There are five different candles, all with a motif of a different plant that grows in the Noto Peninsula.
The candles are all named after a letter of the word ‘plant’.
Back when we didn’t have electric lights, one of the biggest concerns for our ancestors was how to make the light of the candle brighter.
The form of IKARI was born from their ingenuity. We call it the ‘anchor shape’, a top heavy style with a wide rim and narrow base,
allowing the candle to create a large flame very quickly.
KOME-NO-MEGUMI means the blessing of rice.
Rice has been the staple food of Japan since antiquity.
Theses candles are made with rice bran wax and take only 30 minutes to burn out.
The light might give you the time to enjoy a cup of coffee, or some of your favourite music.
A kind of timer, but one where you never feel rushed.
The rapeseed blossoms are the landmark of Noto island. When sailors find its yellow flowers, they know they will reach the island soon. NANOHANA is the Japanese name for rapeseed flowers, and these candles are made from its oil.
Brass Candle Holder 'RATIO' is made by hand one by one by craftsmen in Tokyo. We paid particular attention to the subtle hairline on the surface, and through the care of our craftsmen, we were able to achieve a soft and gentle expression despite being made of metal. It is finished with beeswax rather than a robust coating so that you can enjoy natural aging. Natural glazes are applied to the candle holder, which has a pleasant, smooth texture with a simple and modern design.
This stoneware candle holder, 'FLUID,' is made in Tajima City, Gifu, Japan, where many ceramic tableware items have been produced since long ago, thanks to the rich soil of the land. Natural glazes are applied to the candle holder, which has a pleasant, smooth texture with a simple and modern design.
KOMA Candle Stands are designed and produced to fit all ranges of the TAKAZAWA candles. The body is casted, solid iron manufactured in Iwate Pref., Japan; it is not only durable but also stable. Natural glazes are applied to the candle holder, which has a pleasant, smooth texture with a simple and modern design.
When using Japanese candles, you may occasionally cut the black burnt part of the wick down to adjust the size of the flame. This cute-looking duck snuffer is specifically designed for this purpose.