Stone of the Month 当月赏石 March

“Mount Nantai"


This Seta River mountain-shaped stone was displayed in the 2019 Japan Suiseki Exhibition held in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park February 14-17, 2019. This is a large completely natural stone that measures 55 cm wide, 20 cm high, and 27 cm deep. According to Morimae Siegi, director of the Japan Suiseki Association, this is the finest Seta River Suiseki in Japan. This masterpiece stone was given its name based on a resemblance to Mount Nantai, a natural mountain near Nikko, Japan. The exquisite base was made by master wood carver Hibino Ikkansai. It is privately owned and we are grateful to the owner for allowing us to feature this outstanding stone on this web site.

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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.

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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.

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Featured Article  专题

Elements of Success: The Sixth Japanese Suiseki Exhibition

The Sixth Japan Suiseki Exhibition (JSE) held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum February 14-17, 2019 was hugely successful.…

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Featured Book Review 推荐书的评

Ishi, Kiuemon. 1966.

The Essence of Rocks.

Ishii Meiseki-ten, Tokyo. 141 pages

This book stands out for several reasons beginning with its size, 35.6 x 25.5 cm, the use of the word “rock” instead of Suiseki in its title, and that it is in English and Japanese…

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Contemporary Stone Showcase


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

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