• Takazawa Candle was established in 1892, being one of the oldest candle makers in Japan. They produce traditional handmade candles derived from plant-based raw materials, using techniques that haven't changed since the 16th century.

  • The candles wicks are made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper, symbolising the beautiful relationship between the ancestors and nature. The wick is handcrafted by winding dried rushes around a hollow cord of washi paper.

  • Thinning is burnt from nearby forests on the Noto peninsula for three big kettles, selected natural waxes are put into each of them, depending on which type of candles will be made on that day.

  • Candle shapes are created by pouring melted wax into wooden or metallic moulds. After the wax has set, we remove it from the moulds and finish shaping by hand with a small knife.

Takazawa Candle was established in 1892, being one of the oldest candle makers in Japan. They produce traditional handmade candles derived from plant-based raw materials, using techniques that haven't changed since the 16th century.

The candles wicks are made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper, symbolising the beautiful relationship between the ancestors and nature. The wick is handcrafted by winding dried rushes around a hollow cord of washi paper.

Thinning is burnt from nearby forests on the Noto peninsula for three big kettles, selected natural waxes are put into each of them, depending on which type of candles will be made on that day.

Candle shapes are created by pouring melted wax into wooden or metallic moulds. After the wax has set, we remove it from the moulds and finish shaping by hand with a small knife.

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