4/30/2006

Stone Lantern (ishidooroo)

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Stone Lantern (ishidooroo)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic, see below
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation

Stone lanterns are part of the religious paraphernalia in a Japanese temple or shrine and most often just an exotic attribute to a garden outside of Japan.

ishi doorooo, ishi doro 石灯篭、石燈籠、石燈篭


© Gabi Greve: Stone Lanterns at Temple Buttsuu-ji


The Japanese festival for the souls usually takes place at O-Bon in August. Here we are concerned with the light offerings during this season.

Light offerings afloat (tooroo nagashi, Japan)
kigo for early autumn

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Mark Schumacher has a great page about the stone lanterns of Japan. It also covers
OFFERINGS OF LIGHT 灯明供養 (とうみょうくよう)
Lighting Ceremony Associated with the Deceased

(part of the text is by myself)
Stone Lanterns


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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way





Yoshida Toshi 吉田 とし( (1911-1995)

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HAIKU



kigo for all summer

. hi suzushi 燈涼い cool light of a stone lantern  


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stone lantern -
the time it takes
to grow old


Have a look at my stone lantern collection
Gabi Greve, April 2006


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stone lantern with moss -
six Jizoo teaching
in great silence


Have a look at my stone Jizo collection
and more about Jizo.


Jizo, O-Jizo Sama  お地蔵様  is a Buddhist Deity, known as a protector of children.
Jizou, jizoo

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高燈籠ひるは物うき柱かな 
takatooroo hiru wa mono uki hashira kana

A Tall Stone Lantern,
In the day-time
Is a melancholy pillar

Tr. Eri Takase

Senna 千那
in Sarumino 猿蓑

. Mikami Senna 三上千那 (1650 - 1723) .

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Can we make the Stone Lantern Bulletin work as a shared experience in various forms, including haiku?
Ray Rasmussen
Read more about it here !

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...........The Photo Haiku Gallery

lone sentinel
in the quiet garden
a stone lantern


Darrell Byrd
http://home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/PH_detail?photo_sn_in=567

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Photo: Stone Lantern Reflection - by ray rasmussen

At dawn, put out light-
The outline of a stone lantern
projected in the sky

vasile moldovan
http://home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/PH_detail?photo_sn_in=291

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first firefly
in the stone lantern
it light is cool

© Anna Holley: White Crow Haiku
http://www.ahapoetry.com/wtcrowbk.htm

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full moon -
stepping through the snow
the sound of the stones




Haiku by Chio-Ni
Haiga by Carol Raisfeld
http://www.poetrylives.com/CAROL/lantern.chiyo-ni.04.jpg

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Related words

***** Window (mado)


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