The Christian Style Oribe Japanese Stone Lantern, hand carved from natural silver grey granite in 5 pieces, is a variation of one of the more popular style of lanterns – the Oribe Kyoto Japanese Lantern. Approx. 100 mm of the column is buried in the ground for stability, and the dimensions shown below are measured from the ground level.
This style of lantern was developed during a period of Christian persecution in Japan, when many continued to practice their faith in secret. It features a carving of the virgin Mary which, they would have kept buried beneath the soil.
This lantern comes in 5 separate pieces. You can leave the pieces sitting freely on top of each other. If you live in a particularly windy area or you are worried about children or animals knocking into the lantern you can stick the pieces together using a clear, outdoor adhesive such as Stixall.
The lantern is drilled to accept a low voltage Lantern Light that we offer for an additional £19.
Christian style Oribe size guide: Height 96 cm, Lid diameter 36 cm x 36 cm, Weight 76kg.