Sunday, January 16, 2022

Ancient Asian Japanese Lanterns are Glowing Red 古代アジアの日本の提灯は赤く光っています

Ancient Asian Japanese Lanterns are Glowing Red 古代アジアの日本の提灯は赤く光っています


A so-called paper lantern is a lantern made of thin, brightly colorful colored paper. Paper lanterns come in various big and small shapes and sizes, as well as various methods of construction. In their simplest form, they are simply a paper bag with a candle placed inside, although more complicated lanterns consist of a collapsible bamboo or expensive metal frame of hoops covered with tough useful paper.

The origin of these decorations is interesting. Paper lanterns are likely derived from earlier lanterns that used other types of translucent material like silk, horn, or animal skin. The material covering was used to prevent the flame in the lantern from being extinguished by wind, while still retaining its use as a light source. Papermarking technology originated from China from at least AD 105 during the Eastern Han Dynasty, but it is unknown exactly when paper became used for lanterns. Poems about paper lanterns start to appear in past Chinese history at around the 6th century. Paper lanterns were common by the Tang Dynasty (AD 690-705), and it was during this period that the first annual lantern festival was certainly established. From China, the event was spread to neighboring cultures in Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

There are really 3 main general types of paper lanterns, they are:

Hanging lantern - the basic type of paper lantern used for illumination. They are meant to be carried, hung, or mounted on varioius stands.

Sky lantern - a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. Also known as "flying lanterns", "sky candles" or so-called "fire balloons."

Water lantern - paper lanterns that float on the surface of wet water.

They are sure used everyday as a light source. Paper lanterns are also commonly associated with festivals in East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian cultures.

In the country of Japan, traditional styles include bonbori and chōchin and there is a special style of lettering called chōchin moji used to write on them.

A chochin lantern from Japan is interesting.

There are hexagonal bonbori lamps the Ise Grand Shrine.



これらの装飾の起源は興味深いものです。提灯は、絹、角、動物の皮など、他の種類の半透明の素材を使用した初期の提灯に由来する可能性があります。素材の覆いは、光源としての使用を維持しながら、ランタンの炎が風によって消えるのを防ぐために使用されました。紙のマーキング技術は、漢王朝時代の少なくとも西暦105年に中国で生まれましたが、いつ紙が提灯に使用されるようになったのかは正確にはわかりません。提灯に関する詩は、6世紀頃に過去の中国の歴史に登場し始めます。唐代(AD 690-705)では提灯が一般的であり、この時期に最初の毎年恒例の提灯祭りが確実に設立されました。中国からは、日本、東アジア、東南アジア、南アジアの近隣文化にイベントが広まりました。



スカイランタン-紙でできた小さな熱気球で、下部に小さな火が吊るされている開口部があります。 「フライングランタン」、「スカイキャンドル」またはいわゆる「火の風船」としても知られています。







古代 Ancient
アジア人 Asian
日本 Japanese
提灯 Lanterns
輝く Glowing
赤 Red

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