Akio Sandstone


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The Akio lantern hand carved from natural Sandstone is of relatively small stature, but would still create an attractive focal point in your Japanese garden. This lantern can stay outside in the garden all year round or be displayed indoors.  The outstanding hand skills of the stone mason are evident in every detail of this lovely lantern.

This lantern comes in 3 separate pieces. Provide a solid level foundation for the base and the other pieces will sit securely one on top of the other.  If you live in a particularly windy area or you are concerned about children or animals knocking into the lantern you can stick the pieces together using a transparent outdoor adhesive such as Stixall.

A tea light can be placed inside the lightbox to create low ambient lighting.

This lantern is available in one size lid diameter 40cm & height 40cm.

Weight: Total approx. kgs.

Hand carved

This lantern has been intricately hand carved by an experienced Japanese artisan. Each lantern piece has been delicately carved from a larger stone block with specialised hand tools. It takes decades of practice to carve with precision. The beauty of this lantern is testament to the high quality stone used and the skill of the artisan.

From first contacting individual Japanese craftsmen in early 2021 we are excited that we finally have received our ‘made to order’ limited collection of stone lanterns and basins. We chose two master craftsmen from different regions of Japan to showcase the best quality stone and artisan talent. These craftsmen, the stone, and their lanterns are designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Additional information

Weight 51 kg
Dimensions 40 × 40 × 40 cm
Lid Diameter

45cm, 65cm