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Lanterns, Chochin - Artifacts

Four Round Collapsible Lantern A - D: Bamboo strip frame is covered on outside with rice paper painted red and has black stylized kanji in white. Upper bamboo ring is painted with black lacquer on outside and inside is a bamboo ring to which cotton threads are tied. These threads tie together the thin bamboo rings and extend to the bottom to another inner bamboo band. On the outside is another wider lacquered bamboo ring with a wooden bottom. Gold colored metal studs decorate the bottom ring. A metal ring is fastened to the base and the blue and white silk cord tassel hangs down. Inside the center bottom is a mental spike. A black painted shaped metal handle is attached on either side of the top bamboo ring. A & B have tassels and C & D do not.
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