The lanterns became widely used in the Edo Period. The frame is made of either bamboo, wood or metal, and Japanese Washi paper is pasted as the lamp shade. A stone or ceramic dish, oil and cotton was used to light up inside the lantern.
Back in those days, rapeseed oil was normally used since the candle was a luxury item. The Lantern has become not only the necessary lightening tool but also the sophisticated interior decoration item as time passes.
It can be the brightest item in a room and creates great atmosphere at the same time. It can blend in anybody's lifestyle, not being too distinctive. Tsujikura is proud to provide such lanterns.