In Japan, “Mawari-Doro” (Turning Lantern) are traditionally used in Buddhist ceremonies in August to commemorate our ancestors. Originally, many turning items come from Tibetan Buddhism, which represent the philosophy of re-incarnation. We have modified these religious lanterns for your casual enjoyment.
As the cylinder spins, the image on the cylinder projects on to the rice paper screen, making the images almost come alive! It is so simple!