Here's a beautiful and unique way to accent your indoor or outdoor garden space with this treasure from Japan!
Japan, an authentic and handsome small "Yukimi" influenced granite stone lantern, carved from solid granite stone, three pieces (includes the base with feet, round firebox, and top),nice patina from age, 20" high and 20" diameter. This scarce size and style lantern would make an ideal choice for an intimate installation.
Many of our customers place "oil candles" inside the main section making a romantic and enjoyable decorative accent for entertaining friends and family. It's a perfect choice for your indoor or outdoor garden space.
This lantern is one-of-a-kind and comes from an old Japanese Nagoya area garden.
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Schneible Fine Arts has been dealing in authentic Japanese antique garden lanterns and water basins for many years. Mr. Schneible personally travels to Japan each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique lantern to ensure its old age, authenticity, and quality condition. After accumulating a group, they are imported to Vermont and Maine in large containers. This method keeps shipping costs low and enables us to offer them to you at reasonable prices. We carefully pack and ship to clients all over the USA and at reasonable shipping costs.
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We are members of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for ten years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden ornaments.
Please come visit us June 15-Oct 10, to our expansive Maine annual summer garden and indoor gallery Exhibition "Treasures from Asia" 149 Main St, Northeast Harbor, Me 04662 (Mount Desert Island-just 15 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park). This, our seventh annual exhibition, features hundreds of antique, and many unique Asian and non-Asian garden ornaments including a fine selection of authentic Japanese lanterns and water basins (tsukubaI) as well as an indoor gallery chock full of select antique Asian Buddhas, old jades, fine pottery, woodblock prints, Japanese screens, and much more. We hope to see you there !
In Japan a tōrō (lantern) is a traditional lantern made of stone, wood, or metal. Like many other elements of Japanese traditional architecture, it originated in China. In Japan, tōrō were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths and. lighted lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha. In its complete, original form the lantern represents five elements of Buddhist cosmology: bottom touching the ground, represents chi, the earth; the next section represents sui, or water; ka or fire, is represented by the section encasing the lantern's light or flame, while fū (air) and kū (void or spirit) are represented by the last two sections, top-most and pointing towards the sky. These last two sections express the idea that after death our physical bodies will go back to their original, elemental form.
Yukimi-dōrō or legged lanterns have as a base not a post but curved legs and a wide umbrella with a finial. Relatively low, they are used exclusively in gardens and the traditional placement is near water, The umbrella can be round or have from three to eight sides, while the fire box is usually hexagonal. "Yu" loosley translated means water reflection.
It was probably developed during the Momoyama period, but the oldest extant examples, found at the Katsura Villa in Kyoto, go back only to the early Edo period (seventeenth century)