a tōrō is usually an outdoor lamp of stone, bronze, iron, wood, or another heavy material, although it can be used as a general reference to any lamp or lantern. Indoor lighting usually has a paper or silk screen around a frame of bamboo, wood or metal. Burning oil in a stone or ceramic holder, with a wick of cotton, provides the light.

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