Characteristics of Yamaga Lanterns
Yamaga Lanterns are a traditional product,
which consist only of glue and Japanese paper (washi) made from local
mulberries without wood or nails.
They have taken various forms, from the
famous "Kana-dourou" (the original gold lantern) down to the
Miya-zukuri (shrine), the Shinden-zukuri (palace), the Zashiki-zukuri (home)
and the Shiro-zukuri (castle). Everything is made by hand. From the pillar to
the frame, every single piece of this item is made of Japanese paper (washi).
All the parts are constructed with glue and washi in assembly-line fashion.