Shrine or temple lanterns or "Seido-Toro" were first introduced into Japan during the Nara period (710-794) from China. The early lanterns were made of bronze and were primarily used for Buddhist worship.
The wind from Mt. Fuji
I put it on the fan.
Here, the souvenir from Edo.
Basho Matsuo (1644 ~ 1694)
*Edo: the old name of Tokyo.. Our high quality lanterns are made in Japan and can be use to grace your home both inside or out, and will create that subtle atmosphere of Japan whether hung from the eaves, in the garden or patio. Many styles are available and are shipped upon request from our buyers in Kyoto
All our shrine lanterns with wind bells cannot be illuminated and are only for decorative purposes.