Tourou, mixed media on wood by Nishi
Nishi - Tourou - Japanese Contemporary Art

Nishi - Tourou - Japanese Contemporary Art

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Edition : Single work
Number : Without
Paper size (or piece size) : 21 x 16 cm
Condition : Very good
Provenance: Private collection

In Japan a tōrō is a traditional lantern made of stone, wood, or metal. Tōrō were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths. Lit lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha.