Japanese Stone Lantern Rokkaku Gata
Item description - YO01010132
Japanese stone lantern, Toro, or Tourou in Japanese. 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 grounds 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 Stone Lantern Rokkaku Gata. All parts are octagonal in shape. This is a smaller so-called buried lantern. Four sides of the firebox have carved square openings while the other four sides are featured with carved latticework in relief. The firebox base, Chudai, is decorated with lotus petals.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Shirakawa stone
• Age: Meiji Period
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