Japanese Stone Lantern Nishinoya 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 Nishinoya Japanese stone lantern. All parts of this Japanese stone lantern are square in shape. The base of the lantern is decorated with lotus petals. This lantern is a rare type of stone lantern. The original of the Nishinoya lantern can be found at the World Heritage Site of Kasuga-taisha Shrine.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Shirakawa stone
• Age: Meiji Period
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