Best Garden Lighting Ideas for Zen Garden: Outdoor Lanterns

In Japan, outdoor lanterns can be found everywhere, from shrines, restaurants, parks, and even mansions owned by the wealthiest people. Even though the outdoor lantern can sometimes be perceived as ancient by the Western Culture, its popularity seems never ceased in Japan. So, how a garden lantern could be so popular? What is so special about the old stone outdoor lantern that barely emits lights?