Japanese Stone Lantern Rankei 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 Rankei Gata. One of the elements always present in a Japanese garden is the stone lantern. One of the most common types, the yukimi lantern. The Japanese Stone Lantern Rankei Gata is basically a Yukimi gata placed on an elegant arched base. The lantern is usually placed near water, sometimes even with the legs immersed.
• Origin: China
• Material: Granite 603
• Age: Replica
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