Hikari to Yami – An Evening with Japanese Candlemakers
Objects of Use are looking forward to welcoming a craftsman from Japanese candlemaker Takazawa, who’ll be coming for one special evening to our store in Oxford. Come along and learn all about the fascinating history and processes involved in the production of their beautiful candles, made using ages-old techniques and processes, with a real reverence for the natural world and the ancient art of candle making. Takazawa Candle was established in 1892 in Nanao, Japan — to this day they continue the traditional crafting of candle-making using vegetable waxes and washi paper. The evening will focus on the various materials used in the making process (sumac, rice bran, canola flower oil, urushi) and the structure and making of the wick. The highlight of the evening will be a demonstration of the making of this special kind of wick. Entry to this event is free.