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Tokuji Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern


  • Tokuji Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010210
  • Tokuji Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010210
  • Tokuji Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010210
  • Tokuji Ishidōrō, Japanese Stone Lantern - YO01010210

Item description - YO01010210
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 different parts are from top to bottom:
• Hōju/Hōshu (宝珠) - The jewel at the top of the lantern
• Ukebana (請花) - The foundation of the jewel
• Kasa (笠) - The umbrella which protects the fire box from harsh weather conditions
• Hibukuro (火袋) - The fire box
• Chūdai (中台) - The platform of the fire box
• Sao (竿) - The post
• Kiso (基礎) - The foundation
• Kidan (基壇) - The base platform

Tokuji Ishidōrō (独自石灯籠) is not the name of this specific lantern, but is rather a term used to describe unique lantern that do not fit in a certain category. Like this lantern. It has a very mighty appearance with a broad Sao and a massive foundation. One half of the foundation is polished while the other half looks more like a natural rock.

Specifications
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Hirukawa Stone (蛭川石)
• Age: Shōwa Period

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
YO01010210 88 cm 88 cm 205 cm Eur 2800.00

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