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Ikekomi Stone Lanterns
Place of Origin
Large inventory of Kyoto style stone art items
Products made of good quality domestic stone material
Accurate packaging, safe shipping, quick shipping
A stone lantern has the following parts, in order from the top: the ornamental top, the shade, the place where the flame burns, the part on which the above sits, the column, and the base. With the transmission of Buddhism to Japan in the ancient styles of China and Korea, this was originally used as a votive light at temples and shrines, with a single one placed in the front and center. The oldest example of this from the early Nara Period is in front of the main hall of Taima-dera Temple. It has been used in both tea and generals gardens since the Momoyama Period. Though the stone lanterns of shrines and temples are octagonal, hexagonal, or quadrilateral, the lanterns of tea gardens depart from these specifications, with the introduction of various new, original forms.
Materials Japanese granite from Kyoto, granite from other parts of Japan, ... Kyoto Shirakawa granite, Hyogo Honmikage granite, Okayama Kitadaishi granite, Gifu Ena granite, Okayama Teshima tuff, ...
Unit The Japanese counter word for stone lanterns is "ki", for tsukubai or chozubachi water bowls, it is "ko" .
Kitayama Tokan-en has been dealing in stone and materials for landscaping, gardens and building since 1883. We offer the world high-quality stone lanterns and basins, more Kyoto in style than Kyoto itself, as well as stone and materials for building. Stone fixtures such as lanterns and hand-washing basins are an essential part of the Japanese garden. A good garden uses not a lantern made from fresh new stone, but one made using old material. We acquire old stone from demolition sites across Kyoto, and store it so it can be used in new gardens. Long years of exposure to the elements allows moss to grow on the stone, developing a unique patina.