Gifu Lanterns

Gifu Lanterns (岐阜提灯, Gifu Chōchin?), or Gifu Paper Lanterns, are a special product of the city of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. They have been labeled as one of Gifu's traditional crafts. Famed artist Isamu Noguchi designed a series of Gifu Lanterns that were entitled Akari, meaning "light."

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... Gifu Lanterns are built around a thin frame and layered with pieces of Mino washi ... Because many of the lanterns are still made by hand, there are three main skills used during production, often by different people ...