Tortoise Lantern

According to an ancient books’ animals, a grand canyon without bottom lay to the East of Bahai sea. The five mountains in the canyon often drifted with the tide. There for, the emperor in the Heaven commanded fifteen giant tortoises to hold them up on the backs. From then on, the countains kept motionless. The Lantern Festival after Song Dynasty took the story into lanterns. Generally, the modelling of this lantern is one giant tortoise accompanied by  a Bodhisattva, dragons, phoenixes and cranes. The Chinese Lantern was praised as “the Masterpiece of Lanterns”. The Lantern was of grand momentum and magnificent, composed of 2000 varieties of lights, 26 metres long, 15 metres wide and 13 metres high.

Tortoise Lantern

Tortoise Lantern





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