As a result, each of our lanterns is born to be unique, the texture, details and crystallize patterns are one of a kind. Please notice that this lantern is not moulded, or cast. You might be confused by similar products at a fraction of the price. Keep in mind, materials and craftsmanship cost the most.Our lanterns are hand-cut from natural blocks of granite stone, not poured from acrylic, resin, concrete, cement, hypertufa or anything else. Also, there is a type of product on the market claiming to be made from cast stone.
Cast stone or reconstructed stone is not the real stone. It is a highly refined architectural precast concrete masonry unit intended to simulate natural-cut stone. To be authentic to the tradition, taste, feel, and appearance, our lanterns are cut out, hammer by hammer, chisel by chisel, from natural granite stone in salt and pepper colour. Unlike many cheaper lanterns moulded out from the same undetailed mould, every handmade lantern is unique, solid and stackable. On the contrary, those cookie-cut lanterns are identical, not layered and are light in weight.For example, a concrete lantern close to our size weighs only 1/8 of our lantern. And a resin one weighs only 1/15. The total weight of our lantern is heavy, but each of them is layered and could be stacked together.
This lantern is called Misaki , it is the smallest stone lantern in our collection. In Japan, it is a kind of movable lantern. Our Misaki has four compartments: the Foundation is absent, the Platform is thickened and rounded to sit steadily on the ground. Its Umbrella is round, with four corner squares bulging out, almost like a half sphere and gives this lantern a compact but cute look.
The Umbrella and the Platform are similar and echo each other. The Firebox has four windows, two squares representing the sky, one circle representing the sun, and one crescent representing the moon. Each window can see through the opposite one.
A Misaki lantern is often seen along the waterside between pebbles or on a bigger ornamental rock. It can also be sitting in the middle of the pond, on an invisible base under the water. The Misaki lantern is a famous scene of the Katsura Imperial Palace in Kyoto. This small-to-medium size lantern will become an eye-catching feature in the residential backyard.
It is a must-have for a Japanese Zen garden. Dimension: 20.5 inches/52cm in height and 12 inches /30cm of Umbrella's diameter.
Compartments in the package: 4. The item "Natural Granite Hand-cut Japanese Lantern-Misaki D30cm" is in sale since Wednesday, June 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Décor\Other Outdoor Décor". The seller is "u-value" and is located in Maple, Ontario.
This item can be shipped worldwide.