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KOMA Candle Stand

USD$26.29USD$52.58

Nambu-tetsu Cast Iron

Candles sold separately

Made in Japan

 

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Made from Japanese “Nambu-tetsu” cast iron, this Takazawa candle stand is designed for all kinds of candles, but is particularly suited for use with the Warousoku natural wax candles made by Takazawa in Japan.

Handcrafted in Iwate Prefecture by Japanese craftsman Hisao Iwashimizu. The design is simple, beautiful and stable. 

It can also be used as a paperweight. 

Available in 3 sizes.

KOMA Candle Stand Size & Compatibility

Small: 3.2 x 3.2 x H2.5 cm

✓ TOHAKU Candle No.3

✓ KOME-NO-MEGUMI Candle

✓ URUSHI Candle

Medium: 4.0 x 4.0 x H3.0 cm

✓ TOHAKU Candle No.6

Large: 5.8 x 5.8 x H5.5 cm

✓ TOHAKU Candle No.12

TAKAZAWA CANDLE

Since 1892

Ishikawa, Japan

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HISTORY

Legend has it that the first candles, made from beeswax, arrived in Japan with the introduction of Buddhism during the Nara period (the eighth century).

By the Edo period (1603-1868),  the cultivation of  Haze (wax trees), the raw material used in Warousoku (Japanese candles), flourished on the island of the Kyushu and Shikoku areas in Japan.

Candles provided light for everyday purposes and came to be used in traditional entertainment such as Noh and Kabuki.

The city of Nanao in Ishikawa prefecture flourished during this time as a part of so-called Kitamae-bune, “Northbound ships”, due to its excellent natural settings. Wax from Kyushu and Japanese paper (Washi) from Iwami in Shimane prefecture used for wicks were brought to Nanao to produce traditional Japanese candles. The finished products were then transported throughout Japan by Kitamae-bune.

The guild made by Japanese candle maker called “Rosokuza” continued to exist in Nanao until the late 19th century. Takazawa Candle was established in 1892 and succeeds this tradition over a century.

They value ethical and social contribution in crafting traditional Japanese candles, made from a combination of historical technologies and industries.

Today, the future of craftsmen for these precious works is in danger of existing. By continuing to use natural materials, they contribute to the survival of traditional technologies and to the conservation of the Japanese mountains, plants and nature. 

Their candles continue to be widely used in Buddhist temples and many homes as offerings, as well as at meditation and yoga sessions to calm the body and mind.

STORE LOCATION

 

279 East 6th Ave.

Vancouver BC

V5T 1J7

 

E: info@itsumo.ca

P: 604 423 3679

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