In the olden days, cylindrical chochin (paper lanterns) were used for decorating omikoshi (portable shrines) and wedding ceremonies, while large-sized ones were used for dedications to shrines and temples. They’re the perfect kind for signboards of shops because of their shape which makes it possible to convey the images and characters written straight to the viewers.

Shakusan Signboards

This is a sturdy and durable cylindrical chochin (paper lanterns) made from thick washi paper and traditional thread technique. It is used for signboards and dedication chochin.