Sunshōan Gata Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern
Item description - YO01010290
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.
A Japanese stone lantern is made up of multiple independent parts that need to be carefully stacked on top of each other to create a perfectly balanced lantern.
The Sunshōan Gata Ishidōrō (寸松庵型石燈籠) is very popular as it only consists of two separate parts and can easily be moved. The appearance is known for its hexagon shape and tallness. Additionally, two opposite sides feature windows shaped like a sun and a half moon.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Hirukawa Stone (蛭川石)
• Age: Shōwa Period
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