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.
TOHAKU is an homage to "The Pine Trees Screen," drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa who is one of the most famous painters in Japan.
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.
These candles come in a gift box, wrapped in tissue paper. 2 candles per box.