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Suiseki

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A suiseki, or viewing stone, often seems to resemble a mountain range…

The roof of the world

A suiseki, or viewing stone, often seems to resemble a mountain range in miniature. Its similarity to a rocky cliff or a distant mountain view is amazing.


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Nature can be seen through these stones

Left: Oeyama Ishi | Width: 40 cm Depth: 21 cm Height: 10 cmMiddle: Trident maple | Height: 60 cm Pot: Reihou ovalRight: Seigaku Ishi | Width: 52 cm Depth: 33 cm Height: 18 cm A collection of masterpiece stones shown at the Taikan-ten Exhibition Suiseki is long thought to go…...


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The monk’s stone

Masterpiece stones from Japan As with many things the Chinese scholar rocks influenced the development of the Korean and Japanese stone appreciation. Buddism played a major role in Its over 500 years of well documented history. There are a number of masterpiece stones which are still appreciated today. A bonseki…...


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Traditionalist?

Sean Smith sticks with the formal style of Japanese art In 1994 Sean Smith took his 25-year passion for bonsai and suiseki, plus his extensive background in carpentry and put all them together to start up his own business. He currently creates bonsai display tables and he carves daiza for…...


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Ice-age suiseki

The stone hunter of Britain. Here Alan Harriman reveals the various aspects of suiseki in a way that will encourage you to regard it as a hobby. Hunting for stones yourself will provide you with quality stones, while testing your patience, imagination, practical skills and stamina. Are you up for…...


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