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December 27, 2010: Snow Viewing Lantern

December 27, 2010

Here’s a view of a corner of my Japanese garden. With today’s blizzard, it’s easy to see why they call this kind of lantern “yukimo-doro” or “snow-viewing” lantern. It’s squat shape with its broad roof make the viewing of snow spectacular (and I enjoyed it as much as I could stand with today’s cold and wind.)

It also looks great in the summertime at night with an oil lamp inside and the waterfall running in the small pool at its base.

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