Stone Lanterns (Tōrō)
The Edo collection showcase the finest quality lanterns available in the UK. 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.
The lanterns are individually hand carved with precision, a skill that takes a lifetime of dedication to master. The Edo collection is a celebration of each individual craftsman’s skill.
The Kyoto collection stone lanterns offer exceptional attention to detail and a crisp, fine chiseled surface finish. These ornaments are hand carved from very fine flecked silver grey granite.
By comparison, the Nara collection provides a traditional, ‘craftsman’ appearance with a slightly more textured finish. These oriental lanterns are hand carved from a silver grey granite that has a larger fleck pattern. Customers like this style because they closely resemble the very first lanterns introduced into Japanese garden culture.
The Miniature collection are small, hand carved versions of the popular stone lanterns. These are still rich with detail and are the perfect size for an indoor miniature garden arrangement, or gift. Typically these stone lanterns are around 10 cm tall.