Item description - YO01010282
Chaya 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.
This stone lantern is known under the name Chaya Gata Ishidōrō (茶屋型石灯籠). The term Chaya refers to a traditional Japanese tea house, which served as a big source of inspiration for the appearance of the lantern.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Shirakawa stone (白川石)
• Age: Heisei Period
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|EUR: 650.00 ≈ EUR: 650.00
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