Made from natural Sandstone, 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. The beauty of Narabe Yukimi lanterns lies in their elegant lid with turned up corners and light box carved to the most exacting standards. Snow lanterns are most often used in Japanese water basin arrangements and need to be chosen with care to match the proportions of the water basin used.
This lantern comes in 5 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 two sizes; 45cm & 65cm lid diameter.
Weight: total approx. 50kg & 100kgs.
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.