Rokkaku Yukimi (Katsura Imperial Villa style)
Yukimi Doro has been developed not as a light in shrines but an ornamentation in gardens. This “Katsura Imperial Villa style” toro has four legs, and hexagon chudai (central platform), hibukuro (fire sack), and kasa (umbrella).
Kodai Tsukimi literally means "ancient snow viewing." Original lantern had an octogan shaped roof. But hexagon or circular roof become more popular these days. After the Edo period, this type of lantern has occasionally been used by pond or stream.
Misaki Doro is a reproduction of one of lanterns in Katsura Imperial Villa., Kyoto. This lantern is often placed on a boulder near a pond. It is a symbol of a lighthouse which guides fishing boats to home.
ORIBE TORO is said to be named after Yoshida Oribe who was one of the disciples of Sen Rikyu, the tea master. It is also called “Christian Toro” as people prayed to this lantern instead of praying a crucifix during the period of prohibition of Christianity during the Edo period.
KASUGA TORO is a reproduction of the stone lanterns at Kasuga Shrine in Nara. Kasuga lantern with carved deer is typically used as an accent feature at a gate entry in gardens.
This is a reproduction of the famous lantern at Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. One of the outstandin features is the top of the roof whose shape is like a gentle hill.
Chrysanthemum is one of the flowers which Japanese love from the ancient times. This is a stone basin designed based on the flower.