Japanese Water Fountain Outdoors – Inspired By Japanese Stone Garden Lantern
With the introduction of Buddhism from China to Japan in the ancient times, the stone lantern, a device designed to hold the fire offered to Buddha, went popular in Japan as well.
And was gradually used as decorative item in the Japanese garden, greatly compliment the garden’s peaceful and tranquil accent.
The Japanese stone lantern is so elegant that many water fountain designers get inspiration from it and design many Japanese style water fountains.
Here comes some intriguing Japanese water fountains for outdoors in stone lantern’s design.
Japanese Water Fountain – Pagoda Lantern Fountain
This fountain is made with durable while light in weight resin material.
The top of this Japanese water fountain is a hexagonal cap. The polygonal lines extend downward from the top and are tilted at the very end, a very traditional design.
The part below the cap is a light house, hollowed on four sides.
One white LED is built in at the bottom of the light house, where the water will gently well up thanks to the built-in quiet submersible pump .
The light, through the refraction of the bubbling water, looks very dynamic, as if it was flame dancing inside the light house.
You can imagine how poetic it will look like with its light slightly illuminate the surrounding landscape in the night.
The porch or patio will be greatly enhanced with serene and zen sense with this delicate beautifully displayed lantern fountain.
Japanese Water Fountain -Yukimi Japanese Lantern Fountain
Another awesome water fountain inspired by Japanese stone garden lantern in Yukimi style.
This Japanese water fountain is made of pure and clean resin material, with grey & blue color painting. And antique painting is applied on it, making the fountain looks aged and quaint.
The top of the lantern fountain is traditionally round.
Below it comes a light house with one round window on each side of it.
The water gushing up inside the light house with the help of built-in pump and gently falls down, creating quite soothing sound to the ear.
The shimmering LED that radiates under the water looks also very peaceful.
Fully covered with UV-resistant coating, the fountains is ideal for outdoor decoration.
This fountain’s quaint design plus trickling water and soft illumination will turn your space into a zen oasis in no time and guarantee intense soothing effects.
Asian Inspired Pagoda Fountain
Create a peaceful and meditative oasis in your yard with this Asian inspired fountain.
Water wells up from the top pagoda and gently cascade down to the lower bowls.
Reminiscent of a peaceful zen temple sitting atop a mountain, with crystal clear spring trickling down from the mountain.
With traditional Asia design and flickering light that radiates from the water, this fountain stands to bring you soothing effects and a sense of calm.
Above are three classical Japanese water fountains for outdoors, designed in stone lantern’s theme.
Made with durable resin material, light in weight and easy to care & maintain.
The fountains, with strong oriental appeals, will bring some fascinating taste to your garden.
The soothing water flow and the enticing LED light stand to relieve you from a hectic day instantly!
Brief History Of Japanese Stone Lantern
Stone lantern, which can be traced far back in Japanese history, is an indispensable element for Japanese garden landscaping.
With the spread of Buddhism from China to Japan on the 5th century, the stone lantern, used to protect and keep the fire that offered to the Buddha, was also introduced to Japan.
Since Age of Nara (710-794 AD), Japan temple designer began to build stone lanterns on the front of the temples to protect the fire lights offered to the Buddha.
The oldest stone lantern in existence is the stone lantern in Murouji Temple, built in Age of Na La.
During the Edo period (1603-1867 AD), stone lanterns had been very popular in Japan, and many new stone lantern designs were developed based on the finely crafted stone lanterns in the temples.
The widely use of stone lanterns as decorative items for the gardens began during Azuchi-Momoyama period in the late 16th century.
At that time, due to the great development of tea ceremony, stone lanterns were often used as decorative item for tea rooms and courtyard.
Traditionally, the stone lantern consists of five parts, they are: pagoda top, lantern roof, lantern body, lamp chamber and lantern base. With the change of usages for the stone lantern, its designs become more and more diverse.
The stone lantern serves not only as decorating and lighting in the yard, it implies bright and evil-purifying as well.
The stone lantern gets the meaning of “purifying fire” in Japanese, which means use fire to clean and purify everything.
In ancient time, people endeavored to protect the fire or light that offered to Buddha.
They did not want the sacred fire go out and use stone lantern to protect it. Stone lantern represents bright and hope to them and will bring good luck.