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Japanese Lantern Unknown Type


  • Japanese Lantern Unknown Type - 0101-0209
  • Japanese Lantern Unknown Type - 0101-0209
  • Japanese Lantern Unknown Type - 0101-0209
  • Japanese Lantern Unknown Type - 0101-0209

Item description
Japanese stone lantern, in Japanese Toro, or Tourou. The earliest were introduced to Japan from China through Korea along with Buddhism. Stone lanterns, or Ishidourou, were used first as votive lights at temples and shrines. Later they were used to light the ground of these religious precincts. Secular use began in the 16c. when stone lanterns were used by tea masters for gardens surrounding their tea huts.

Almost all Japanese stone lanterns are divided into separate parts. From bottom to top, the base: Kiso, the pilar: Sao, firebox base: Chudai, the firebox: Hibukuro, the roof: Kasa and the jewel: Houju.

This Japanese stone lantern is a very elegant small lantern decorated with hand-carved lines all over the lantern.

Specifications
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Sandstone
• Age: Meiji Period

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
0101-0209 76 cm 76 cm 165 cm Eur 1850.00

1850.00
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