The new NANAO series is perfect to use for dinners as their burning duration can be up to 130 minutes. They are made in sumac wax with all-natural ingredients making them not only beautiful but very eco-friendly.
NANAO is the name of the city where TAKAZAWA CANDLE is located. It is surrounded by sea and mountains. 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.
The wick is made by wrapping dried material from a plant of the Juncaceae family referred to as 'lamp wick' around washi shaped into a cylinder.
This particular way of making the wick allows for air to pass up from the lower part of the candle through the wick's hollow centre, enabling the wick to absorb more melted wax, which in turn improves the brightness of the flame.
Warousoku (Japanese candles) were born in Japan through the introduction of Buddhism and date back to the Nara period (710-794 CE). In the Edo period (1603-1868 CE), the cultivation of haze (wax trees), a raw material used in warousoku, flourished in Kyushu and Shikoku.