A garden pagoda can function as an center piece for your garden.
This 4 tier pagoda is unique looking and reasonably priced.
It is made of five separate pieces. This facilitates transport, but it is heavy enough that high winds don't bother it. It is low-maintenance, actually NO maintenance. If you move, you can take it with you.
This pagoda is made of cast concrete which is covered with a think protective glaze.
For special occasions, and with a lot of effort, you can put votive candles in each of its tiers. Also, it would not be difficult to wire it to accommodate low voltage garden light bulbs.
I bought mine at a large flea market, but there are other pagodas available at large garden stores and on the web. However, be warned some garden pagodas run into the thousands of dollars.
Sure it is cast rather than carved, and it was made in Mexico rather than Japan. But this was only $150 for a pagoda a little taller than 5 feet and weighs about 120 pounds.