Japanese Tōrō Lantern
Japanese Tōrō Lantern Combination
灯籠 or 灯篭, 灯楼 light basket, light tower – wikipedia article
灯籠: Tōrō which means lantern.
Kanji on the lantern reads 庭 ”niwa” which means garden.
Consists of: Lantern Base, Lantern Bottom, Lantern Cage, Lantern Core, Lantern Lid, Tiered Ball Ornament. The total weight of all casts 313lbs.
Lantern Base: When used alone, the 70 pound concrete product from this mold makes an excellent stool or elevating base for flower urns, etc.
- Height: 13-1/2”
- Legs will fit into 22” circle at bottom
- Leg dimensions: min. 4-3/4” on outside, min. 3-1/4” inside, 2-3/4” thick
Lantern Bottom: The hexagon design of the base compliments that of the lid. The concrete item weighs only about 50 pounds.
- The point to point diameter: 19-1/2″
- Overall height 5″
Lantern Cage: The concrete item weighs approximately 25 pounds and is open both at the top and bottom so that it can be locked into position.
- Height 8-3/4”
- Diameter 13-3/4″
Alternate Lantern Cage: Two options (more later), the concrete cage weighs about 23 pounds.
- The window-pane type openings cover an area 3-1/4″ high by 6-3/4” long
- Cage is 8-3/4″ high
- Diameter 13-3/4″
Lantern Lid: Features six ornate Japanese Toro Trees on top surface and a projecting ring on the bottom for positive location. The finished hexagon shaped concrete lid weighs about 135 pounds.
- Point to point diameter: 30″
- Overall thickness: 6-1/2”
Tiered Ball Ornament: Although the ornament could be omitted and reduce the overall height of the assembled lantern to 33″, it adds a special oriental touch that completes the lantern. Item weighs approximately 10 pounds.
- Height: 11-5/8”
- Diameter of the bottom ball: 5-3/4”
- Because the ornament fits over the center peak of the lantern lid, it adds only a net height of 10″ to the assembled lantern.
As with all our products:
- a couple coats of rain sealer has been applied
- all casts are vibrated down to reduce air pockets
- all casts are rebar reinforced (where applicable)
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