Japanese Stone Lantern Misaki 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.
Japanese Stone Lantern Misaki Gata, a round Oki-Gata lantern, this lantern usually placed on a bed of pebbles or gravel, or just sitting out of the water, can be used with great effect in the dry garden. One of the most classic pieces can be found at the Katsura Imperial Palace near Kyoto.
• Origin: China
• Material: Hirukawa stone
• Age: New, reproduction
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|0102-0015||30 cm||30 cm||35 cm||Eur 265.00|