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Old 02-12-2021, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Just wanted advice on best placement for concrete lanterns in the garden. I see most pictures have them near water, I'm also seeing they're mostly tucked away as well.

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Old 02-12-2021, 09:20 PM
 
Location: B.C.
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Traditionally you should put it in a south location in your garden in a place that YOU feel most comfortable and harmonious with. It is not essential for it to be tucked away or near water but it is good to have water as a prominent focal point somewhere in the garden. See 2nd website below.

The most important thing you need to do before you place your lantern is study up on the spiritual purpose and meaning of the lantern. It isn't just a piece of decoration, it has a real purpose. Are you trying to create a Zen garden? Are you trying to Feng Shui your garden to create a perfect, inviting garden of good luck, prosperity, peace, harmony, stability, spirituality and oneness with nature and the universe?

Here are a couple of websites for you to read about the Japanese concrete or stone lanterns and how to Feng Shui your garden (it's correctly pronounced Fung Shwayee) - there is a map there on the 2nd website that shows the most efficacious layouts and placements for various objects in the spiritually harmonious garden.

JAPANESE GARDEN LANTERNS - PURPOSE AND SYMBOLISM: https://www.purposeof.com.au/japanes...and-symbolism/

HOW TO FENG SHUI YOUR GARDEN: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/hom...i-your-garden/

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Old 02-12-2021, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Traditionally you should put it in a south location in your garden in a place that YOU feel most comfortable and harmonious with. It is not essential for it to be tucked away or near water but it is good to have water as a prominent focal point somewhere in the garden. See 2nd website below.

The most important thing you need to do before you place your lantern is study up on the spiritual purpose and meaning of the lantern. It isn't just a piece of decoration, it has a real purpose. Are you trying to create a Zen garden? Are you trying to Feng Shui your garden to create a perfect, inviting garden of good luck, prosperity, peace, harmony, stability, spirituality and oneness with nature and the universe?

Here are a couple of websites for you to read about the Japanese concrete or stone lanterns and how to Feng Shui your garden (it's correctly pronounced Fung Shwayee) - there is a map there on the 2nd website that shows the most efficacious layouts and placements for various objects in the spiritually harmonious garden.

JAPANESE GARDEN LANTERNS - PURPOSE AND SYMBOLISM: https://www.purposeof.com.au/japanes...and-symbolism/

HOW TO FENG SHUI YOUR GARDEN: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/hom...i-your-garden/

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Thank you very much, this is exactly the information I was seeking
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Old Today, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Don't know a thing about them but a small one caught my eye maybe twenty years ago and I tucked it in the southwest corner of my pond peeking out from some Asian lilies. Must have been luck or instinct.

I like the way that garden ornaments can encourage lingering viewing and maybe even meditation by partial concealment.

Now I'm going to have to go read up and find out more about my little decoration.
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