Japanese Stone Lantern Yunoki 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 Japanese Stone Lantern Yunoki Gata is a hexagonally shaped lantern. The origin of the name Yunoki comes from the original stone lanterns of Yunoki discovered under the Japanese citrus trees called Yuzunoki. The lantern features lotus petals on the firebox base as well as on the top of the foundation. The post is slightly curved giving the lantern a very elegant shape.
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Hirukawa stone
• Age: Edo-Meiji Period
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