The Giant Lantern

Mortimer Menpes



Source: Japan, A Record in Colour, facing p. 28

This is the kind of lantern seen at a shrine, such as the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto which Menpes would surely have visited. People wash their hands to purify themselves before entering, at the structure provided on the right. — Jacqueline Banerjee

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