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Japanese Stone Lantern Hachima... - 0101-0160
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 Hachiman Gata is probably originating from the Hachiman Shrine in the Shiga Prefecture. The lantern is a very basic lantern featuring simple lines and shapes. All but the base are round shapes. The fire box feature square windows and half moon decorations.
• Origin: Nara
• Material: Hirukawa stone
• Age: Edo Period
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|0101-0160||65 cm||65 cm||160 cm||€ 3750.00|