Here you will find a large selection of Japanese lanterns in many designs and sizes.
We also offer some lanterns with a small solar light incorporated into the top. These lights collect energy during the day and then illuminate at night and can be used to highlight areas of the garden or indicate pathways. Note that these lights are low energy and will not replace wired-in lighting.
Stone lanterns were developed in 16th century Japan as a method of lighting garden paths leading to tearooms. Traditional tea ceremonies were often held in the evening. Guests would be expected to attain a certain level of mental refinement before reaching the tearooms, aided by strolling through a peaceful inner garden. Every element of the tea ceremony was designed to discourage distraction and promote inner harmony.