A very delightful wooden snow viewing lantern. Japanese Vintage Lantern Buddhist or Shintoism Wooden Hanging Lantern Tsuridoro .
This Hexagon shaped lantern made of cedar wood and Japanese paper was probably made in Nara (next to Kyoto).
During the samurai period, Nara prospered in various jobs such as making furniture for temples and shrines, and wooden lanterns are recorded in old books at the end of the Edo period.
A vintage item with beautiful grain.
Each window can be opened, and candles or lights can be put inside.
( could quite easily be converted to an electric lamp ! )
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