Nichols Bros. Stoneworks

Pagoda Lantern

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The pagoda lantern is a traditional symbol of Buddhism, the light representing the overcoming of the ignorance of darkness. During the 6th century, as the teachings of Buddha spread from China to Korea to Japan, the lantern became an integral part of the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. This particular style of stone lantern, with curved legs, large roof, and hexagonal "fire box,"  is thought to have evolved during the 17th century, and is named Yukimi doro, or snow-viewing lantern.  Some postulate that the original Japanese character used to describe these lanterns may have represented "floating light," as they appear to have been used as a sort of lighthouse, marking peninsulas for boaters. Placed at the intersection of land and water, the reflected light from the large roof would shine down onto the base, allowing boaters to assess the water level to determine if they could land safely.  Hand-crafted in cast concrete and available in five color stains.  Click the + next to color stains to view color samples.

  • 13.5" x 13.5" x 16"
  • 26 lbs.

**Please note that the color finish is a stain and is not embedded in the concrete.