Hanging Lantern with Plums and Bamboo

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Hanging Lantern with Plums and Bamboo

metalwork / Muromachi / Chiba

Place excavated:Found at Chiba-dera Temple Site, Chiba

Muromachi period, 1550 (Tenbun 19)

Cast bronze with designs in openwork

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Important Cultural Property

Used to make offerings of light to Buddhist deities, this lantern was most likely created in the Tenmyō area of what is now Tochigi Prefecture, a location famous for producing cast iron kettles for tea ceremonies.

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