This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Like many choice garden pieces its beauty is enhanced if subordinate to the garden setting. Stone lanterns have been used for centuries by the Japanese and Chinese, and very pretty features they are in the daytime as well as at night, when they cast a soft light over some quiet corner of the garden. Strange that only recently has the value of a lantern of this nature been appreciated in our gardens. We have used many other ornaments that had less excuse for being, while the possibilities of this quaint accessory remained undeveloped. Because it is of Japanese origin is no reason why it should not be used in American gardens, provided it is of good design and occupies a position where if lighted at night it would serve the purpose of marking an entrance, or a path, or some interesting little peninsula of a garden pond. If used in this way with water it may look particularly well, for the reflection will give a note of added interest. The Japanese are greatly attached to their old lanterns, some of which have been handed down in families for centuries. Many are carved with mottoes, of which a favorite when translated reads--"We contribute light to thee, () God." The stone carver's name and the date when the lantern was made are carved on the best old ones. Many were sent to America during the Russian and Japanese war. They were sold to importers at a very low price, so anxious were their owners to raise money. These lanterns are constructed in many different designs. One of the Kasuga type is shown on page 95, --a beautiful old specimen that now looks very much at home in a little garden in Belmont. It is just inside an entrance archway, and when lighted at night is fascinating to watch from the veranda that overlooks the...
  • ISBN13: 9781230300153
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00020
Dimensions7.4 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20130912

The Garden and Its Accessories

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