TOHAKU Candle Gift Set
Wooden gift box set of seven candles with candle stand.
The TOHAKU series of candles is made with sumac wax and pays homage to ‘The Pine Trees screen’ by Tohaku Hasegawa, one of Japan's most famous painters. The screen is a designated national treasure as the first of its size depicting only pine trees.
Having grown up in the Noto peninsula, the pine trees on the screen are of the landscape of Nanao City, Hasgawa's childhood home. The shape of the candle is inspired by the pine trees and white powder on the surface of the TOHAKU candle is unique to the haze wax, evoking the serene and profound atmosphere of the "Pine Trees Screen," which is shrouded in mist.
- Contents: Paulownia wooden box with seven small TOHAKU sumac wax candles and KOMA candle stand
- Burn time: 80 minutes per candle
Takazawa Candle has been making plant based candles, such as from the fruits of the sumac tree, rice bran, and rapeseed flower oil, since 1892. The company was part of a bustling trade during the Edo period in the harbour town of Nanao, and to this day continues to make candles by hand, focusing on traditional techniques.
The flames of Takazawa candles burn bigger and brighter than those of other candles. This is due to a special wick the company makes from a unique recipe dating back to the 16th century, when it was important to make a candle burn as bright as possible. The wick is also made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper.