- The same flame can never be encountered again - Transience that will eventually disappear is beautiful.
HAZE is a warosoku (Japanese candle) maker based in Kawagoe, a city in Saitama prefecture. Using the ancient Japanese technique of “Tegake-seiho”, where wax is applied in sequential layers, HAZE's candles are entirely hand-crafted by skilled artisans.
Their candles are made with its namesake plant, haze, the fruit of the Japanese wax tree. This natural material creates a powerful flame that produces very little soot. Haze wax is made in Fukuoka and Nagasaki, while the wicks are made in Nara. Following the traditional Japanese style, the production of the wick, wax and final candle is split into 3 parts. Here at HAZE they honour the past traditions while also looking towards a bright future.
The beauty of warosoku’s flame is that it has the same transience and purity as cherry blossoms. People are moved when they find such beauty in evanescence. And being touched by something creates space in your heart, and that is spiritually fulfilling.
HAZE is a play on words, both the English word “haze” which means mist or obscurity, and also the Japanese word “haze” which means wax tree. Their philosophy cherishes the uncertain eventuality of disappearing and something that doesn't seem to exit yet it does deeply inside in our emotion at the same time.