Where do you begin to describe our new ‘Yamadoro’ or Mountain style lantern hand carved from natural Sandstone ? This is a substantial Japanese lantern in every respect starting with the ‘free-form’ base block representing the mountain from which the stone lantern is carved with tree trunk detail for added interest. A craggy, round disk of stone sits on top of the mountain to support the cylindrical lightbox which in turn holds the round dome shaped lid and top piece to complete this most attractive lantern. Made from natural Sandstone, this lantern can stay outside in the garden all year round or be displayed indoors. The unusual lightbox features just three apertures including the traditional full sun and crescent moon but then a generous Shoji lattice to complete the detail. The outstanding hand skills of the stone mason is evident in every detail of this lovely lantern.
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.
Base L: 70cm x D: 60cm
Weight: total approx. 325kgs
Please note the base is the heaviest part weighing approx. 225kgs.
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.