Japanese Lantern – Yojiru


Stone lanterns were developed in 16th century Japan as a method of lighting garden paths leading to tearooms. Traditional tea ceremonies were often held in the evening. Guests would be expected to attain a certain level of mental refinement before reaching the tearooms, aided by strolling through a peaceful inner garden. Every element of the tea ceremony was designed to discourage distraction and promote inner harmony. Various forms of lantern evolved: Ikekomi-gata (buried lanterns)

Ikekomi-gata lack a pedestal base and are therefore held steady by being buried in the ground. They are found throughout the tea garden, particularly close to a special hand-washing bowl, known as a tsukubai. In this series:Yojiru (twist) ikekomi-gata, Saiseki (stone) ikekomi-gata

w8” x d8” x h33”  80 lb, 3 pieces  

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: JPLY


Category: SKU: JPLY

Additional information

Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 33 in

Ancient Stone, Basalt Grey, Western Slate, York Stone