Four Seasons of Candles
Japanese rice bran wax candle set, from Daiyo.
"Daiyo was established in the Takashima county of Shiga Prefecture in 1914. The artisanship has been passed down across four generations, polished and refined as time passes. Shiga prefecture is home to Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, and an abundance of natural resources. Consequently, Shiga has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the coexistence of man and nature. Daiyo’s Japanese candles are 100% made from natural plant wax. Our principles of making candles from the blessings of nature have remained unchanged since our establishment more than a century ago."
“People are forgetting how to handle fire but we hope to change that.”
Coloured Candles (four seasons series) revolves around the concept of “remembering” and “recalling”. The 24 colors are grouped then allocated to the appropriate scene or memory. Through this series, and by handling fire, we hope that people can create new unforgettable memories for generations to come.
The packaging is divided into four boxes depicting four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Each illustration conveys its own seasonal landscape - specific to Shiga prefecture. The inner box that holds each candle, is also specially constructed into a triangle, to hold each candle firmly.
We respect nature and we appreciate articles that are close to our lives. We try to reflect and convey these values through our design