Kasuga Pedestal Lantern - Available in 4 sizes from 900mm
The "Kasuga" is probably the definitive "tachi-gata" or pedestal type lantern. It has a Pagoda style kasa or hat and a side panel featuring the image of a deer. Kasuga lanterns are usually placed in a prominent location near a gate ,entrance or path intersection. It is named after ancient Kasuga shrine in Nara Japan. Deer served as messengers of the Gods caring news from paradise according the the legend.
This style of lantern dates back to the early "Ashikaga period" our Kasugas are carved from G-603 salt and pepper gray granite and are available in four different heights, to suit the type and size of garden or location. Pre-drilled for lighting cable.