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takazawa candle / koma iron candle stand

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Koma Iron Candle Stand - By Takazawa Candle

Large: Perfect compliment to the Komenuka Rice Bran Wax Candles - Large
Measures approx. 1.6" square at the top.

Small: Perfect compliment to the Komenuka Rice Bran Wax Candles - Small
Measures approx. 1.25" square at the top.

Since 1892, the candle making company Takazawa Candle has been providing the candlelight in harmony with nature from Japan.

Sumac wax from Kyushu region and Japanese paper (wa-shi) from Iwami (in Shimane Prefecture), used for wicks, were brought to Nanao to produce candles. The finished product was then transported throughout Japan by Kitamae ship. There were many guilds, which made candles, in Nanao until the late 19th century. Takazawa Candle was established in 1892. Today, they are the only candle maker keeps this tradition alive in Nanao.

Takazawa candles' flames are bigger and brighter than most. The flame comes from a special wick made from a unique recipe dating back to the 16th century, and it is the symbol of ancestral wisdom. At a time when there were no electric lights, light means candles, and a lot of thought was put into making candlelight brighter. Their wick is made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper, thus symbolising the beautiful relationship between our ancestors and nature.

KOME-NO-MEGUMI means the blessing of rice. Rice has been the staple food of Japan since antiquity.