Choosing Carved Granite

Carved granite lanterns, basins, and sculptures are the most recognized and visually stimulating elements in a Japanese garden. Granite is a very dense, durable, and hard natural stone. Items carved from granite will last a lifetime and can be passed on for many generations to come. Thus, when choosing granite, select only high-quality granite that is carved with high-quality artistry. We take great pride in offering only high-quality carved granite items. Rest assured, when you receive one of our granite sculptures, you will have as much pride in the sculpture as we do.

Selecting a Lantern Size

When shopping for Granite Lanterns, choose a size that is appropriate to your garden. Visualize the item’s size in both height, width, and appearance in its intended garden placement. A small garden with an oversized lantern will feel overbearing, and a large garden with a lantern that is too small will feel un-proportional. If you are not sure, use objects around the home or garden as props to get a better feel for the size.

Selecting a Basin Size

When shopping for a Granite Basin, please choose an appropriate size for your garden and its surroundings. You want a basin proportional to other nearby objects such as a granite lantern or a tree. Visualize the item’s size and appearance in its intended garden placement. To easily visualize the diameter, mark the ground with a circle of the basin’s size in which you are interested. For reference, we have included some basic suggestions. Our 18″ basin is a nice size for small and medium-sized gardens. Our 2′ basin is perfect for medium to extensive gardens.


Compare our Quality & Service

We are dedicated to providing only the highest quality carved granite products and take pride in providing outstanding service.

Compare our quality, and detailed carvings by clicking any picture on our website.

Exact freight costs are shown on our site, so there are no surprise shipping costs involved when your granite or fences are delivered.

Some of the lanterns offered by Japanese Style are pre-drilled with holes, so you may install electrical if you decide to in the future. Lanterns that are pre-drilled are stated on our site, and we do not charge extra for this feature. If you have questions, please email us.

We never offer low-grade granite stone, low-grade carved pieces, anything with manufacturer defects, or close-out mismatched pieces to ensure consistent quality. We feel that it is essential to offer only the highest quality since granite sculptures are a visual lifelong element.

We hope you choose to make us your source for exquisitely carved granite lanterns, basins, and sculptures. Granite sculptures should be a lifelong joy that you can pass on for generations to come!

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