Traditional Tokyo

December 06, 2013

 

Tokyo, Japan, 2013. Chouchin are traditional handmade Japanese paper lanterns. In this shop the artist was writing on the lamps which is a traditional way of decorating the chouchin in Japan. Chouchin are used in Buddhist temples and on the entrances of restaurants and shops. The craft of chouchin stems from China and dates back to the 6th century.

 

 

 


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