Most of our products, can be lifted by one or two people and placed on a low wheeled dolly or "sack truck" to be moved, lanterns generally come in sections such as the "Rokkaku -Yukimi" in five pieces, or the Kasuga / Sangatsu -do, in six pieces. Very heavy items in one piece granite may require specialist handling such as the impressive 6ft long Maruta bridge at 590kgs, or the fabulous life size 6ft Terracotta Warrior at 650kgs
The following from http://ergonomics.ucla.edu/oldergo/Ergowebv2.0/articles/lifting.htm
Your body is not designed to lift heavy weights. The way you carry a heavy object can subject your back to pressures two to ten times the object's actual weight. The pressure is increased more as you hold the load away from the body.
Safe lifting is a function of both the amount of weight being lifted and the lifting technique used. Always test the weight of unfamiliar loads before lifting. If a load is too heavy or awkward, have a co-worker help, or use equipment such as a cart or dolly. Here are some hints to help you lift safely:
If you require any further information about the handing of our products, please email us for further information.