The Tenka lantern is small but beautifully hand carved in every detail. Made from natural Sandstone, this lantern can stay outside in the garden all year round or be displayed indoors.
This lantern comes in 3 separate pieces and unusual in style as the ‘flat topped pyramid base’ includes the lightbox. The four apertures feature the traditional full sun and crescent moon, one aperture with intricate basket weave design and the other fully open allowing a tea candle to be burnt at night to create an attractive ambience. The four sided lid and round top piece complete the lantern and the fine bush hammered finish all round show the hand skills of the stone mason.
Lid dia: 32cm
Weight: approx. 26kgs
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.