Origin : Japan
Made of : porcelain - potery
Classification : things / other things
Maker : Natsuno
About "Asakusa Kaminarimon gate" (Asakusa Kaminarimon gate - 浅草雷門前) :
Sensōji (Asakusa Kannon) is one of the most famous Buddhist temple of Tokyo and is located in Asakusa, a very ancient district. Many traditional shops are displayed all the way to the temple. The main entrance gate is called 'Kaminarimon' (Thunder Gate) and is known for its big red lantern.
About "Japanese paper lantern" (chōchin - 提灯) :
Paper lanterns are used in many occasion in Japan, festivals, temples and shrines and to indicate restaurants and bars. Their colour differ depending on the use. For instance red lanterns mark the entrance of a bar. They are made of a foldable paper structure in accordion, or paper glued on a wood structure. Both ends are made of two bamboo circles.