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Michi Shirube-dōrō
Japanese Stone Lantern


  • Michi Shirube-dōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010241
  • Michi Shirube-dōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010241
  • Michi Shirube-dōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010241
  • Michi Shirube-dōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010241
  • Michi Shirube-dōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010241

Item description - YO01010241
Stone lanterns, Ishidōrō (石灯籠) in Japanese, are without a doubt the most characteristic part of the traditional Japanese garden. The phenomenon originated from China more than a thousand years ago, from there it spread to Korea and eventually was integrated into Japanese culture as well. All Japanese holy sites, such as Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, use stone lanterns as sacred light sources. During the 16th century, stone lanterns became very popular among Japanese tea masters and they were used to light the path through the tea garden leading towards the tea house. Ever since then, one or multiple stone lanterns are featured in almost every traditional Japanese garden.

Michi Shirube-dōrō (道しるべ灯篭) have served as special light sources for small paths in Japan since centuries ago. These lanterns are often inscribed with possible directions to take. Naturally, the literal translation of Michi Shirube-dōrō is guidepost lantern. The Kanji characters on one side are read as Shi Kyoto (至京都), which means To Kyoto. The characters on the other side are read as Shi Osaka (至大坂), which means To Osaka. Additionally, the lantern has a small hole that functions as a candle holder.

Specifications
• Origin: Kansai region
• Material: Shirakawa stone (白川石)
• Age: Meiji Period

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
YO01010241 38 cm 38 cm 101 cm Eur 1487.50

15% discount! 1750.00
1487.50
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