Inakafū Tsuridōrō, Japanese Antique Metal Lantern - 2301-0020
Metal lanterns are seen as sacred light sources in Japan. They are very often used in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines all over the country. But also, in regular houses, in the garden or even indoors, authentic metal lanterns bring a one-of-a-kind soothing atmosphere. The light inside the lantern can be arranged in multiple ways, a candle or lightbulb for example. It is common to hang a metal lantern from the ceiling or the wall. Because of this the name in Japanese is Tsuridōrō (釣り灯籠), which roughly translates to hanging lantern. Of course, the lantern can also be beautifully put on display on the floor or a cabinet of some sort. Altogether this means that a Tsuridōrō is a multifunctional ornament with many marvelous options for variety.
This specific Tsuridōrō is commonly seen around the more remote places outside of the big cities of Japan. The lantern has a very rustic appearance which perfectly fits its name. Inakafū (田舎風) is Japanese for country style.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Cast iron
• Age: Meiji Period
• Condition: Rustic
• Particularities: This lantern does not have a bottom
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|2301-0020||24 cm||24 cm||22 cm||Eur 450.00|