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    Glossary Term
    Chochin - Paper Lantern

    -Chochin-

    English Definition:
    Paper lantern

    Japanese paper lanterns used to light the outside of a building, often a restaurant, when hung from the eaves. Also used to light the way in processions. Introduced to Japan, along with Buddhism, in the late 6th century.

    Note: "Chochin" relates to the craft, Toro, Japanese stone garden lanterns.






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