¥ 18,360 JPY
Dreamy light comes out from the middle of the lantern. Seeing the flickering of the light will surely relax you!
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|Title||Lantern made of Amakusa tuff【Akari Mini】|
|Specifications||Height:23cm (9”) / Width: 23cm (9”)|
|Gallery||We exhibit our stone lanterns and gravestones at Ishibiyori. Free entrance.|
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.