Japanese Stone Lantern Haha to Ko
Japanese stone lantern, Toro, or Tourou in Japanese. 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 grounds 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 Lantern Haha to Ko Gata mother and child is a fairly cartoonish lantern consisting of a large and a small lantern assembled on a heavy base. If you look closely you will see the child on the mothers lap. The base disappears almost completely into the earth. The Haha to Ko Gata is often set up at the entrance of a restaurant.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Hirakawa stone
• Age: Showa Period
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