Stone lanterns, Ishidōrō (石灯籠) is probably 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. Commanly seen in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During the 16th century, stone lanterns became very popular among Japanese tea masters. They use them to light the path through the tea garden leading towards the tea house.
A stone lantern includes multiple parts. And need to be stacked on top of each other carefully to create a perfectly balanced lantern. The different parts includes ( 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
A both elegant and peaceful piece. Only one piece available.
Dimensions: 35″ x 35″ x 112″
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