Monday, October 12, 2009
How did they evolve?
The Chinese and Japanese were the inventors of these innovative creations. The Chinese people did not use them for decorative purposes but for lighting. As functional objects, the very first lanterns were simple in design. The Chinese people developed a great respect for these artifacts as the years went by. The lanterns followed their makers as populations became more mobile and soon the world took notice of these delights. Today many people love to use them for their parties and special occasions.