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Japanese Large Hand Cast "Mountain Lantern" and Wind Chime, Fine Details

$288Asking Price


A first of its kind. Japan, a handsome and unusual hand cast ringing lantern plus wind chime in the form of a Japanese mountain cabin that may be suspended or placed on any surface in your favorite indoor or outdoor space. Includes a lovely cast relief bell that when gently moved, sounds a serene calming sound. This is only the first example of this combination we have seen in over fifteen years of dealing with fine Japanese garden ornaments. Unique features: side walls are depictions of logs seldom seen on these old lanterns. Dimensions: 7.5 inches tall with hanger and suspended bell and 4 inches wide- a hefty example Quality: Beautiful old world craftsmanship detail especially the roof lines, original old patina from gentle wear Good garden candidate- this is an ideal accent size for a small outdoor or indoor Zen garden. Only one. Provenance: Old Central Japanese collection. Lifetime "Guarantee of Authenticity". All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our 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, 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. Yukimi-do¯ro¯ 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 '17th century'.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 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
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289218576112

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    Ships From: South Burlington, VT
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