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  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367
  • Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010367

Item description - YO01010367
Asami Gata Ishidoro, Japanese Stone Lantern - Stone lanterns, Ishidōrō (石灯籠) in Japanese, are without a doubt the most characteristic part of the traditional Japanese garden. The phenomenon originated from China more than a thousand years ago, from there it spread to Korea and eventually was integrated into Japanese culture as well. All Japanese holy sites, such as Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, use stone lanterns as sacred light sources. During the 16th century, stone lanterns became very popular among Japanese tea masters and they were used to light the path through the tea garden leading towards the tea house. Ever since then, one or multiple stone lanterns are featured in almost every traditional Japanese garden.

A Japanese stone lantern is made up of multiple independent parts that need to be carefully stacked on top of each other to create a perfectly balanced lantern. The different parts are from top to bottom:
• Hōju/Hōshu (宝珠) - The jewel at the top of the lantern
• Ukebana (請花) - The foundation of the jewel
• Kasa (笠) - The umbrella which protects the fire box from harsh weather conditions
• Hibukuro (火袋) - The fire box
• Chūdai (中台) - The platform of the fire box
• Sao (竿) - The post
• Kiso (基礎) - The foundation
• Kidan (基壇) - The base platform

The Asami Gata Ishidōrō (朝見型石灯籠) is a special Japanese stone lantern that is not very common within the world of Japanese landscaping. The lantern type is known for its Kasa shaped like a half cirkel that resembles a rising sun. The name Asami was based on this, as this is Japanese for seeing the morning. Additionally, the lantern features beautiful carvings on the Hibukuro, for example a small bird.

Specifications
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Shirakawa stone (白川石)
• Age: Meiji Period

Model and sizes

Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
YO01010367 70 cm 70 cm 215 cm € 4600.00

EUR: 4600.00  ≈  EUR:  4600.00


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