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Japanese Rare Old "Owl" Lighting Lantern

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From our recent Japanese Acquisitions, a rare bird and the first one of this style we have seen Japan, this handsome quality old "Owl" motif tea lantern is a good find and an authentic old work of art. Coming out of a southern Japanese garden and collection, it is the first of this style we have seen. In a convenient portable size, may be suspended from loops or installed on any surface. Dimensions: 10 inches tall to top of loop handle and 6.5 inches wide. Good garden candidate- this is an ideal accent size 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: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. 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, to¯ro¯ 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.  

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 6 in.H 25.4 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 15.24 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289217646922
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