Water Basins (Tsukubai)

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.

Our Kyoto collection water basins collection are carved from a very fine fleck granite. They match the Kyoto lanterns and with an identical surface finish. Furthermore, these basins are hand carved ensuring a high quality product. Customers like this style because of its crisp, intricate detail.

By comparison, the Nara collection of basins are carved from a granite with a coarse fleck pattern. Equally, these match the Nara lanterns and with an identical surface finish. The water bowls have a rustic appearance reminiscent of very old ornaments seen in ancient Japanese gardens.