灯 笼 dēng lóng – The Chinese lantern

Made simply with bamboo, paper and tree oil (these sustainable material actually contribute to most of Chinese traditional crafts and daily objects ), the Lantern is not only for used for lighting, but also strongly associated with festival and celebration. writing calligraphy on the lanterns to embed good wish and blessing has a long history. The Japanese inherited this tradition and even invent a special style of lettering called chōchin moji  to write on lanterns

Qianmei village, Shantou, Guangdong, China

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