lot of people have been gearing towards the creation of a Zen type or a
Japanese-inspired garden in their homes. These can create a very
inviting and peaceful space, which makes these gardens very popular in a
home where there are quite a few children whose parents want them to
grow up in a peaceful environment. It also works in a home where the
older residents of the house want an area where they can relax and enjoy
as they some me-time.
Placing yukimi lanterns in your garden
of all the elements of a Japanese garden, one of the most fun additions
would be to place Japanese artifacts in prescribed places all over. For
example, a yukimi lantern
can be one of the main artifacts of your garden. These lanterns are
great decorative pieces that can make your garden look more welcoming
it is important for most Japanese designs to focus on making sure that
everything follows and gives importance to simplicity, it can be quite
taxing to find some optional decorative structures that follow the
traditional guidelines. When something like that happens, the best way
to create an interesting space without sacrificing the teachings of the
Japanese garden would be to introduce something that is indigenous to
them, which might as well be the yukimi lantern.
Traditional design of the yukimi
yukimi lantern may have begun as a lantern that floated on the surface
of the water. This is because it stays a little close to the horizon and
is usually found near a body of water. It is best seen under a coat of
snow due to its amusing cap, and so the yukimi is traditionally used
during snow viewing.
yukimi follows different rules when it comes to the opening that shows
the light from within. For example, a half-moon opening should always
face the west while the full moon shape should always face the easy.
yukimi has five traditional portions that are placed on top of each
other to create a pleasing shape that is not only good to the eyes of
the viewer but also follows basic Japanese design principles. These are
the Jirin or Dai, which is the base that may have anywhere from one to
six feet. The next is the firebox platform, which is called the Chudai
or Ukebachi. The light chamber itself is the Hibukuro and the roof is
the Kasa. Finally, its ornamental top, which also adds to its wonderful
design if it is under a layer of newly fallen snow, is the Kurin.
addition of a yukimi lantern to your Japanese garden would not only
make your landscape more interesting, it can actually offer an extra
sense of equilibrium to the sight. This is because of the yukimi
standing close to the ground, which offers the viewer the feeling that
it is stable, especially because it looks strong and sturdy when it is
close to the floor.
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