Toro Inspiration - Downers Garden Japanese Garden Lantern - January 2022
I was going through some of my draft posts from earlier this Summer and I noticed a draft post about a Japanese-inspired concrete garden object that I saw in a garden on the border of McCollum park in downers. I thought I'd bring it up-to-date and publish it here as a marker towards some garden object-inspiration.
Here's what I saw in a garden in Downers Grove below - a short, stout object that looks like a lantern. They are called a toro.
I've posted about being drawn toward Japanese-inspired gardening and even have a visit to Gotenyama Garden in Tokyo as inspiration where they have a large Toro (or at least that's what I *think* it is). From that post: