Takazawa Koma is a minimalist Nanbu ironware candle stand that is perfect to use with Japanese candles. It is handcrafted by Hisao Iwashimizi, a Japanese craftsman from Iwate prefecture.
There are two sizes to choose from - a small size that fits DAIYO multicolor wax candles while the medium size fits Takazawa Tohaku candles and Nanao candles.
TAKAZAWA has been making candles since 1892
Since 1892, the candle-making company Takazawa Candle has provided candlelight in harmony with nature from Japan. Takazawa Candle has been making candles from the grace of plants such as the fruits of the sumac tree, rice bran, and rapeseed flower oil since 1892. Their candles' flames are bigger and brighter than other companies. 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. When there were no electric lights, light meant 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 symbolizing the beautiful relationship between our ancestors and nature. Sumac wax from the 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 a Kitamae ship. Many guilds made candles in Nanao until the late 19th century. Takazawa Candle was established in 1892. They are the only candle makers to keep this tradition alive in Nanao.