Handmade Stone lanterns made of natural stone as design elements for the garden history of Stone lanterns who knows not that stone and with attention to detail, in handmade, elaborately crafted Japanese Stone lanterns? Centuries ago, they were an important part in the most Asian Temple complexes, whose inputs and ways strikingly marked it. Japan has taken this special art of garden design, which were at the time reserved only the noble houses or up the personalities, originally from China and further developed. Stone lanterns were later in establishing Japanese teahouses, where the traditional tea ceremonies were celebrated, a central design element. From these origins many, its respective purpose, have evolved over the course of generations bound forms, which are indispensable in Chinese and Japanese garden design according to the principle of Feng Shui. Stone lanterns can be found not only in China and Japan.
These have become almost on Southeast Asia spread. Regional individual forms are from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam, until after Indonesia. This regional varieties of natural stone were used in the majority of cases. In Japan and China Stone lanterns are made mainly with granite on the volcanic islands of Indonesia from occurring there black lava rock. Stone lanterns today served today is the professional Garden Designer or landscape architect like the strict geometrical shapes of a Japanese stone lantern, which absorbs the natural the used plantings by the symmetry of her outgoing and thus leaves a stunning contrast as a design element. Stone lanterns can be equipped optionally with a tealight or electric lighting. What represents an important decorative element on the day, emits a warm light (depending on equipment) after sunset, that leaves the viewer a very harmonious and dignified single jolt. One might think, it is almost like an invitation to strip off the stress of everyday life, to go and, even if only for a moment, to absorb the force that emerges from it. When you consider that almost everyone can afford a such a small place of meditation and introspection it is surprising sometimes that Stone lanterns to find much too rarely in Europe’s gardens are Japanese.