This is a table top lantern in Andon style of Japan.
The pattern in this lantern is called Asa no ha (Japanese term for hemp leaf), the Asa no ha also pattern has been seen in Aristocratic households since at least the Edo period 1615-1868.
The Asa no ha pattern is very dear to the Japanese, typically a childs first kimono will be made with the Asa no ha print. The sentiment being the child will grow up quickly and strong just like the plant.
This lantern takes over a week to build, it has over 1400 pieces making up the Asa no ha pattern alone.
A truly western take on a Japanese classic form, this Andon will fit into any decor scheme.
Made from North American hardwoods this piece will transcend the generations.
Washi paper over maple, the panels are removable, the L.E.D. light is set on a aluminum fixture, and is made from U.L. listed parts.
22" x 12 3/8" x 12 3/8"