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Japanese Stone Lanterns

 
 
Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
1. Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker
Inscription.  
          In order to express forever the appreciation of the Japanese people of the service done by the late Thomas Alva Edison for the welfare of mankind, we respectfully present herewith a stone lantern as a memorial gift to his tomb.

      February 11th, , 1935.
Chairman of the
Edison Memorial Committee, Japan.

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This stone lantern is an exact reproduction of one of the national treasures of Japan, called Yunoki, now standing in the shrine of Nara City, which is a product of the Heiancho Period (794-1192 A.D.) and considered to be the oldest and most excellent type of the many found in Japan.
 
Erected 1935 by Edison Memorial Committee, Japan.
 
Location. 40° 47.173′ N, 74° 14.493′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Park Way, on the right when traveling south. Markers are located in Llewellyn Park, behind the Glenmont Estate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Second Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
2. Second Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker
marker. The Estate Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); Llewellyn Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edison’s Home, Glenmont (about 400 feet away); Greenhouse and Barn (about 500 feet away); Mina Miller Edison (about 600 feet away); Garage (about 700 feet away); Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
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Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
3. Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker
Second Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
4. Second Japanese Stone Lanterns Marker
Japanese Stone Lanterns at Edison's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
5. Japanese Stone Lanterns at Edison's Grave
The stone lanterns are seen here on either side of the grave site of Thomas Edison and his wife.
Edison Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
6. Edison Grave Site
The Japanese Stone Lanterns flank the graves of Thomas Alva Edison and Mina Miller Edison.
Markers at Glenmont image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2019
7. Markers at Glenmont
The markers and Edison's grave are found behind Edison's Glenmont Estate (seen in the background) in Llewellyn Park.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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