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Japanese Antique Folk Craft Portable Lantern Chochin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 981382

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a portable lantern called "Odawara chochin" which is made of copper, bamboo strips and Japanese paper coated with kaki-shibu ( persimmon juice ) for water-proof. It has beautiful copper metalwork. In good condition except for two scorch holes in the paper. 19th century. Length when it is extended: 19cm Diameter of the copper: 12.5cm