Included in Festivals & Holidays box
- Description: Japanese paper lanterns also called chochin lanterns are recorded to have been around since 1085. They are made up of a cylinder shape skeleton (honegumi) using bamboo sticks (takehigo), wrapped in Japanese paper called shoji-gami with a candle placed inside. Paper lanterns are compact and easily collapsed when not being used. Today, they are typically used at shrines, festivals and other traditional places.
For more information, visit: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/12/01/language/some-illuminations-on-the-red-lantern/#.VTSsNJOUc8Y
- Lesson Plans (All are in PDF format)