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125 years since its foundation, to inherit Japanese candles to the future

Nakamura Candle

  • 1887
  • Japanese・Kyoto Candle

Perform painting by hand one by one



Cultivate raw gauze

For more than 125 years since our establishment, we have continued to make products with Japanese · Kyoto candle. Japanese · Kyoto candle has been used for Buddhist work since ancient times, but the demand is decreasing at present due to the spread of inexpensive western candles.

In addition, the harsh situation continued, such as a decrease in the fruit of a 櫨 (haze) which is a raw material of Japanese candle.So, Nakamura Candle is actively involved in various activities in order to connect the Japanese · Kyoto candle to the next generation, such as participating in a project to cultivate 櫨 (haze) and developing fancy Japanese-style candle with fragrance We are working on.

Warm candle light gently warming light



One by one, stick to handmade

The biggest difference between Japanese candles and Western candles is in raw materials. Whereas Western candle uses petroleum raw materials, the raw materials of Japanese candles are all vegetable. Therefore, it can be said that it is environmentally friendly candle with less oil smoke.

Unlike Western candle, the Japanese candle characterized by less hot water and a big beautiful flame is made from "grape goby". Actually, the production farmer of the grape juice now only left a house in Wakayama prefecture.

Since it can not be supplied stably in this way, it became a flow to cultivate in Kyoto city.

It takes 3 to 4 years for haze itself to bear fruit, and there are food damage such as deer, so for the time being, to procure fruits from other prefecture for the time being, to ask guidance to farmers in Wakayama prefecture Although it will become, the purpose is to make it possible to produce local products locally.

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"1 / f fluctuation" heals you

The light of Japanese candle made from vegetable raw materials, compared to Western candle, It is a dark orange color. This is because vegetable wax has a lower melting point than petroleum system, so it will be gentle warm light that is visible to the eyes.

In addition, Japanese candles emit "1 / f fluctuation" that gives us comfort, as well as the interval between people's heartbeat, train shaking, sound of babbling of the stream, light of fireflies, healing music I will. Please feel the wave of "1 / f fluctuation" not in Western candle with the flame of Japanese・Kyoto candle.

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