Friday, April 1, 2011

Foreign Friday

Cast-iron Lantern
April 1980

These lanterns were used throughout Japan. Some were round; others, square. I am kicking myself for not purchasing one while I was there.


  1. Why were these used in Japan? Perhaps you could find someone at a Art Fair to fashion one for you from metal?

  2. I've seen versions of these, designed to be used indoors as a decorative accent. They are not nearly as nice as the one in your photo and they are usually not cast iron.

  3. Oh I wish you would have...very pretty.

  4. Gosh...You didn't bring any of those lanterns home?? They certainly are lovely. Make sure they're on your list for the next trip ;)


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