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Japanese Old Jumping Fish Garden Lighting Lantern

$495

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Fishing friends delight in much original paint This unusual "Jumping Bass Fish" themed garden lantern is one of the finest of this design we have seen. It still possesses its original colorful hand paint in green, white, and reddish scale colors. Sturdily crafted , it boasts jumping bass on all four sides and was well designed In a convenient portable size. Most of its original and attractive colored poly chrome paint remains. It may be suspended from the loop or installed on any surface. Dimensions: approximately 10 inches tall to top of loop and 4 inches wide Good garden candidates- these are ideal accent sizes for a small outdoor or indoor Zen or Tea garden. Provenance: Old American- Japanese garden. Many of our customers place oil candles or tea lights 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. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We are members of NAJGA- North American Japanese Garden Association History of Japanese lanterns: In Japan a to¯ro¯ (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, toro were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths and lighted lanterns were then considered an offering. 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 fu¯ (air) and ku¯ (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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289224665852

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    Ships From: Newport, RI
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