Hakkaku Ikekomi Ishidōrō, Japanse Stone Lantern
Item description - YO01010131
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 term Ikekomi Ishidōrō (活込石灯籠) is used to describe stone lanterns that need to be buried for a part of the pillar. This lantern is called Hakkaku (八角), which is Japanese for octagon. This refers to the general shape of the lantern.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Shirakawa Stone (白川石)
• Age: Meiji Period
Shipping and Payment Information
Yokoso uses a worldwide delivery service. If you are interested in placing an order, we would gladly provide you with a shipping quote. Applying for a quotation is always a necessary step because of the different weights and sizes of our products. If you accept the presented shipping costs, we will create an invoice for you featuring every detail of the order. Payment can be made using all major credit cards, Google Pay, iDEAL or a direct bank transfer. After we have received your payment, we will immediately start to prepare your order for transport. Keeping you updated throughout the whole process.
Models and sizes |
Show extra info...
|YO01010131||52 cm||52 cm||128 cm||Eur 1650.00|