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1-3274 Teno Itsuwa town Amakusa city Kumamoto pref. Japan Zip code: 863-2424
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Taira Mizubachi

¥ 25,920 ~ ¥ 58,320 JPY

A great idea is to let your fish swim in this basin! Diameters are 30cm ~40cm.
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Title Lantern made of Amakusa tuff【Taira Mizubachi】
Specifications Diameter: 30cm (13.8”) / 40cm (15.7”) / 45cm (17.7”)
Color Sunny【Gray】/Rainy【Black
Amakusa stone lanterns change their color to black when they get rained on and go back to their original color gradually as they dry. You’ll be amazed to see the mysterious change in color of those lanterns.
Gallery We exhibit our stone lanterns and gravestones at Ishibiyori. Free entrance.

Explanation of each part of the lanterns

Explanation of each part of the lanterns

【 ① Houju 】
‘Houju’ is an onion-shaped part that is on top of the final piece. The shape is thought to have come from either an onion-shaped roof or a lotus flower and is the same as what decorates the top of rectangular or other stone towers.

【 ② Kasa 】
‘Kasa’ meaning umbrella, is like a roof above the ‘Hibukuro’, and it comes in various shapes such as square, hexagonal, octagonal, etc., depending on the components. Some Maru Yukimi Lanterns come with circular-shaped ‘Kasa’ as well.

【 ③ Hibukuro 】
Where the light stays is the most important part of the lantern. A real flame will not be lit in a lantern with decorative purposes; however, if practical use is required fire or electrical lighting may be used.

【 ④ Chuudai 】
‘Chuudai’ is a platform that supports the ‘Hibukuro’ with a shape that contrasts with the foundation. This part may be added for decoration such as “Renben” or “Kozama”.

【 ⑤ Ashi / Dai 】
In the natural ‘Yukimi’ stone garden, it is called ‘ashi’ but it is also called ‘dai’ when used in wooden lanterns.