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Japanese Stone Lantern Tenkach... - 0102-0021
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 Tenkachaya gata Japanese stone lantern. This stone lantern is a member of the Oki Gata family. These are movable lanterns. The basic shape of the parts is square. The firebox features latticework on 2 sides and on the other sides we find the sun and the moon. This particular lantern is however shaped as a pedestal lantern.
• Origin: China
• Material: Granite 603
• Age: Replica
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|0102-0021||53 cm||53 cm||97 cm||€ 1750.00|