Item description - YO23010023
Hana no Kokoro Tsuridoro, Japanese Antique Metal Lantern - In Japan, metal lanterns are seen as sacred light sources. A common used way to ward off evil spirits and entities. That is why they can be spotted at temples and shrines all over the country, as well as at peoples homes and in gardens.
Most Japanese metal lanterns can be placed on the floor or on a cabinet, but it is more usual to hang them from a chain. This is where the name Tsuridōrō (釣り灯籠) comes from, which roughly translates to hanging lantern. There are multiple methods to fix the light inside the lantern. Think of a candle or oil lamp, but electricity is also a widely used option. The light shining from inside the lantern, and silhouettes it casts, results in a wonderful warm ambiance.
This particular Tsuridōrō is very authentic and has some intriguing carvings on the panels around the gridwork. One panel prominently features a heart-like symbol within a flower. This is where the name Hana no Kokoro (花の心) comes from as this is Japanese for the heart of the flower.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Copper
• Age: Meiji Period
• Condition: Good, one bell is missing
Model and sizes
|YO23010023||28 cm||28 cm||27 cm||€ 825.00|
|EUR: 825.00 ≈ EUR: Item is Sold|
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