Japan’s “Suiseki” stone – a subtle and traditional art form, offers more than just art, not just for viewing, but also for business.
Suiseki is usually placed on wooden stands called daizas. Wooden tables serve to display the stones and contribute to creating harmonious images.
For the Japanese, Suiseki’s character is not only a decorative item but also a spiritual one. “The contemplation of a stone as a symbol of nature relaxes the mind from the pressure of everyday life and enables one to keep a sense of its worth. Light through the beauty, power and nature of the stone. ” (From a booklet by San Francisco Suiseki Ka)
Suiseki has three main groups. The first and most popular are the rocky scenes, which can evoke impressions of nearby and distant mountains, islands, waterfalls, caves, terraces forming rivers, lakes and terrain imagery. Other natural.
Slate is a major group consisting of rocks similar to artificial objects such as boats, bridges and ancient Japanese cottages. There are also rocks of animal, rock and stone.
Pattern Stones form a third category. They are judged by unique surface patterns due to the different colors, unusual texture and contrast mineral cover. The most famous group is Japanese chrysanthemum. Other things include tiger gravel, asteroid (sun / moon / star), abstract rock formations, figurine rock.
The interest in seeing the stone in the western world is largely derived from the Suiseki influence in Japanese culture. Suiseki is exhibited at bonsai exhibitions to expose the inherent beauty of nature to bring more emotions to the viewers. Khoonng is a decorative object of spiritual value but also brings high economic value.