Stone of the Month 当月赏石 January

“Mountain Peaks Reaching Sky”


The rugged, vertically ascending twin peaks of this Japanese Seigaku stone contrast with the stereotypical image of horizontally oriented Japanese stones that always evoke feelings of calm or peacefulness. This stone is more dynamic and with its curving lines conveys movement—possibly the suggestion of a candle flame. Many seigaku stones have numerous folds and creases, shadows and depth.

This stone was in the personal collection of Mr. Sakurai Toshio in Yaizu City for over 35 years. It is 14 cm (5.4 inches) high, 23.5 cm (9.5 inches) high, and 5 cm (2 inches) deep and is held in a hardwood base made of quince wood by Mr. Wakabayashi Isamu in Shizuoka.This stone was collected in the Ashikubo River, a tributary of the Abe River.

Coming Soon!

Viewing Stone Arts of Yunnan

A new book on the viewing stones and stone arts from Yunnan Province in southwestern China. The first book in English on Yunnan stones.  154 pages, hard bound with dust jacket.

Order now and take advantage of the pre-publication 20% discount price of $40 plus postage.

Retail price $50 as of March 1, 2019.

Send your order in now and reserve your copy.


Classroom  课堂

Welcome to our New “Classroom!”

This section provides an opportunity to learn more about stone appreciation through the use of our new videos and published articles. The Classroom also contains useful information for stone enthusiasts starting with a Guide to Stone Markets and Shops in China and Japan. Each month, additional videos, articles and other information will be available to help people along on their path to becoming stone connoisseurs.

To read more, click here


Featured Article  专题

Modern Display Spaces: Post Tokonoma

Having a good display area is essential to fully appreciating a nice viewing stone. …

To read more, click here

Featured Book Review 推荐书的评

Katayama, I. 1986.

Keido Katayama School Teaching Book. 2.

Suiseki. Katayama School Publishing, 119 pages. No ISBN number. Price when published: not given

To read more, click here

Contemporary Stone Showcase


A contemporary display can be made by combining traditional elements in new ways. …

To read more, click here

Copyright  2018 VSANA, Viewing Stone Association of North America. All rights reserved.        |   Terms of Use    |   Contact us   |