Two bronze Japanese lanterns, or kane doro, acquired by Brigham Young University date to 1716 and originally were placed in a courtyard of a mausoleum of a member of a noble family in Japan. The author describes the lanterns and their symbolic meaning.
"The Pair of Japanese Bronze Lanterns at Brigham Young University,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol6/iss3/4