The Kasuga Japanese stone lantern is hand carved from natural silver-grey granite in 6 pieces. It is one of the most ornate oriental lanterns. The name comes from the Kasuga Grand Shrine in Nara, Japan established in 768AD. The lantern has a textured finish, giving it a more rustic feel than the Kasuga in the Kyoto range.
These tall, imposing lanterns were traditionally used to line the path from the outside gates – Torii – to the temple entrance and so act as guardians of the temple.
The top of the lantern is carved to resemble a lotus blossom, which is the flower of paradise and a symbol of purity. The light box is also intricately carved; one face bears the image of a Sikka deer, native to Japan and once considered to be sacred.
One of our Kasuga lanterns would be a most attractive focal point in any Japanese garden.
This Japanese stone lantern does not come pre-drilled. We can arrange to have this Lantern drilled. Alternatively, you can place a tea light or candle in this lantern to produce light.