Nanao is the name of the city, in the heart of the glorious countryside in which the Takazawa candle company live. There are five different candles, all with a motif of a different plant that grows in the Noto Peninsula. The individual candles are all named after a letter of the word ‘plant’.
Since 1892, the candle making company Takazawa Candle has been providing the candlelight in harmony with nature from Japan. They have been making candles from the grace of plants such as the fruits of sumac tree, rice bran, and rapeseed flower oil since 1892.
The first candles in Japan were brought in from China in the 8th century and made from bees wax. Bees wax, as a material, was not familiar to their ancestors so they tried to make candles from the wax derived from plants. The sumac wax was soft and easy to form into the shape of a candle and so by the 16th century it had become the standard material for candle-making in Japan.
Perfect as you centrepiece candles during Christmas dinner.
This candle comes in a gift box, wrapped in tissue paper. All material involved is recyclable.