In Japan a tōrō (light tower)is a traditional lantern made of stone, wood, or metal. Like many other elements of Japanese traditional architecture. In Japan, tōrō were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths. Lit lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha. During the Heian period (794-1185), however, they started being used also in Shinto shrines and private homes.
Tōrō can be classified in two main types, the tsuri-dōrō, which usually hang from the eaves of a roof, and the dai-dōrō used in gardens and along the approach of a shrine or temple. The two most common types of dai-dōrō are the bronze lantern and the stone lantern, which look like hanging lanterns laid to rest on a pedestal.
In the background we can see the bridge I showed here before.
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rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-26 7:57
prior to reading your note, i looked for some bulls in your photo, silly me :))
very nice light, elegant lines of a japanese garden and eye catcher red on the bridge sum up this aesthetic composition.
Graal (100488) 2013-06-26 9:43
unusual stone lantern and garden. Very nice park in Buenos Aires. Good vertical composition and presentation. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (27740) 2013-06-26 11:50
Great composition and combination of the bridge and lantern, a traditional and classically beautiful scene. Once again, thank you for the very interesting note.
fabbs99 (16819) 2013-06-27 7:36
The light tower from Japan looks unique.Great pattern with the colorful bridge in the BG.
Excellent POV, colors and light. a very good work!
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-26 7:53