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Japanese Stone Lantern Eitoku-ji Gata
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.
The Japanese Stone Lantern Eitoku-ji Gata is a robust and heavy small lantern. The main form used in this lantern is a square. The base, Kiso, of the lantern is decorated with round shapes. The firebox features round shaped openings on two sides. The other sides have square openings. One of them features carved lattice work.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Hirukawa stone
• Age: Meiji Period
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