Shot at Gokoku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Otsuka, Tokyo.
Many stone lanterns stood side by side in a corner of the precinct. Their sizes were divided. In most cases, the stone lanterns were erected along the approach way. Yet they were put together in the narrow space. Besides, they were surrounded by the fence. It was impossible to walk round them.
There were many time-honored things in this temple. So these lanterns might be also historic things. Yet no descriptions were around them. I didn't find their derivations.