TAKAZAWA CANDLE creates traditional Japanese candles, called "WA-ROUSOKU," made from natural waxes. They established their candle-making business back in 1892 in the city of Nanao, Ishikawa Pref., Japan. The candles use a number of different kinds of waxes that are derived from plant-based raw materials: fruits of HAZE (sumac) tree, rice bran, canola flower oil, and fruits of URUSHI tree. The natural energy stored in these plants are utilized when these candles are burned, thus making them eco-friendly. When extinguished, the candles release less soot and less unpleasant odor thanks to the natural, plant-based waxes.