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Japanese Stone Lantern Oki-dor... - 0102-0013


  • Japanese Stone Lantern Oki-doro Gata - 0102-0013
  • Japanese Stone Lantern Oki-doro Gata - 0102-0013

Item description
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 Oki-doro Gata movable lanterns owe their name to the fact that they just rest on the ground, and are not fixed in any way. This type probably derived from hanging lanterns, which they often strongly resemble, left to rest on the ground. They are commonly used around house entrances and along paths.

Specifications
Origin: China
Material: Granite 603
Age: Replica

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
0102-0013 40 cm 40 cm 55 cm € 325.00

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