Ikari Anchor Candle
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Ikari Anchor Candle
279 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5T 1J7
Ikari Anchor Candles are made of Japanese wax known as Haze, which is cultivated from the fruit of sumac trees, and this type of wax has been used as a raw material for candles since ancient times in Japan.
Before electric lights were invented, a big concern was how to make the light of a candle brighter. The form of the Ikari candle was born from this ingenuity. Modeled after a ship’s anchor, heavy at the top and curving down into a more narrow base, the shape allows the candle to create a larger flame very quickly, while also serving to prevent wax from flowing.
Also candles made of Japanese Haze (sumac) wax have a unique stickiness making the melted wax less likely to run during use.
The maker; Takazawa Candle continues making efforts to protect the natural environment of the trees they cultivate and to preserve the autumn scenery filled with red-coloured leaves while producing these traditional Japanese wax candles every year.
Depending on the soil of the Haze tree cultivation area, and the year of wax accumulation, these candles result in a variety of soft colours. The beautiful white powder appearing on the surface of each candle is a reliable proof of the natural material contained within.
Created for people who spend time enjoying candles, for those who harvest the wax from trees, and for nature. This is a candle that attempts to connect all involved. There is nothing quite like a gently flickering flame to enhance moments of relaxation.
Takazawa Candle is committed to preserving the wisdom and ingenuity of traditional Japanese candle making for generations.
To make a traditional Japanese candle, they start with the candle wick. The wick is made by winding dried grass around hollow cord of Washi (Japanese paper).
The hollow core of the wick allows oxygen to be drawn up from the bottom so that the flame consumes more melted wax, thus increasing the combustion power and creating a powerful flame.
Next they create the candle shape by poring melted wax into wooden or metallic molds. After the wax has set, they remove it from the mold and finish shaping by hand with a small knife.
They begin the day at Takazawa Candle factory at 5AM in winter and 6AM in summer by lighting fired under the kettles to melt the wax. They burn firewood, timber that has been thinned from nearby forests on the Noto penisula. They use three big pots and small kettles. They put the raw wax into into each pot depending on which type of candles they’ll be making that day.
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