Kotoji Lantern

P3110037-Edit-Edit-2This stone lantern is a symbol of Japanese creative symmetry in stone. It is named Kotoji meaning “harp tuner” since the two legs on which the body of the lantern stands resemble the tuning forks (or moveable bridges) of the Japanese musical instrument “Koto”.

It is located in Modern Romantic Garden in the Morikami. This type of garden was in vogue during the Meiji period of Japanese culture (late 19th-early 20th century). I processed the image in Alien Skin’s Exposure 2 software with fine tuning in Adobe Lightroom CC. Click to see a larger version.

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