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Japanese Stone Lantern Kasuya Minka House
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 Lantern Kasuya Minka House is a popular ornament in Japan. The lantern looks like a Minka House. The firebox and the roof together form a house. In this case, the house stands on a frame. We often find these Kasuya Minka House lanterns without a base. They are very decorative ornaments for the Japanese garden.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Sandstone
• Age: Meiji Period
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