Japanese stone lanterns were first used in ancient Shinto shrines where they served as votive lights. In the sixteenth century, Japanese tea masters included the stone lantern in Buddhist tea gardens as a means to light the way with their rustic beauty and rich light. From classic to contemporary, Stone Forest lanterns are informed by this centuries-old tradition.
Stone Forest has been hand-carving traditional Japanese lanterns and our own original stone lantern designs for over 30 years. Whether you are looking for a traditional Japanese stone lantern or a more contemporary addition to your landscape, our lantern selection has a quality you will not find anywhere else.
Our traditional Japanese stone lanterns are made to exacting Japanese specifications. Stone Forest can custom carve any style Japanese lantern at your request.