HOW TO SET UP A LANTERN
A short explanation about how to set up a buried type stone lantern by yourselves or by your garden maker - just in case. Be careful not to hurt your back, as it is really heavy.
preparationYou need a shovel, a level gauge and protective clothing. Approximate time required : about 1 - 2 hours. The dimensions and weight shown below are those of this particular toro used here as example. Actual figures may vary.
Dig a holeDig a hole slightly larger than the diameter of 'sao' (=post). 1 foot (30cm) deep is enough for this tôrô.
Set 'Sao'Set the 'sao' into the hole and tamp down lightly the soild around it with a stick. Make sure the 'sao' is standing upright.
Place 'Chudai'Place 'Chudai' platform on top of the 'sao'. Make sure that it is level from front to back and side to side, using a level gauge.
Firm the SoilWhen you are confident that 'Chudai' is placed level, Firm the soil around the 'sao' with the stick.
Position 'Hibukuro'Position 'Hibukuro' (= fire box) on 'Chudai' so that the marks on both parts (roughly) match.
Position 'Kasa'Position 'Kasa' (= shade) on 'Hiburuko' so that the marks on both parts (roughly) match.
Position 'Hoju'Position 'Hoju' (= Jewel) on 'Kasa' so that the marks on both parts (roughly) match.
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