A frog, I like its eye.

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A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Heven on Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:19 pm

I like this suiseki forum, here there are many teachers helpping beginer to learn suiseki appreciation. The forum needs suiseki people to submite more themes and interested topic to make forum actively. I call the forum as club and a small family.Smile

I just found a suiseki last month from the river, I do like its eye. Dear suiseki friend, what do you say?




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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Chris Cochrane on Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:27 pm

Hi Heven... I love your frog stone, its naming & your simple presentation in the first photo. What is its size?

Is there a reason to call it suiseki rather than shangshi or viewing stone?

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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Heven on Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:45 pm

Hi Chris,

This is a small stone, size only 3.74" x 3.07" x 1.65", but I still like it.Smile
We name it as viewing stone, qishi, or suiseki, the most people say qishi or viewing stone, Chinese suiseki means mainly river stone such as Yangtze River, Wujiang River, Honghe River, Jingjiajiang River, Daduhe River, Mingjiang River, Jialinjiang River, Huanghe River more. I have attached a picture, that was a 2008 Yunnan viewing stone exhibition, there is a 水石(suiseki) scroll on the top of the exhibition hall. We hardly say Shangshi. Shangshi is a way of view stone in Chinese, is not a name to stone.


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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Harleyrider on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:51 pm

Greetings, Heven.

You have named this stone very well! Your display in the first picture is the best one, I think. It looks almost as if an artist has designed this as a modern representation of a frog.

I wonder what caused the stone to wear in such a way?

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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Chris Cochrane on Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:07 pm

Hi Heven... You note "suiseki" as the term to describe Chinese stones collected from a river location. What do you call Chinese stones collected from dry ground or excavated from mountains as opposed to Chinese suiseki, which are collected from rivers?

Do you refer to the fitted wood seats for stones as shizuo (Chinese “stone seat”) or daiza?

I am anxious to learn more… and readily find much to question.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Heven on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:15 am

Very Happy Very Happy


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Re: A frog, I like its eye.

Post  Heven on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:57 am

Hi Chris,

Sorry to late answer you, I would like to with you talking about any questions on Chinese viewing stone culture.Smile

All are defined as Qishi (奇石) or Viewing stone (观赏石) in Chinese, including Suiseki(水石).
Viewing stone is divided into various names by district, such as Gobi desert stone, Yangtze River stone, Dahuashi, Songhuajiang stone, more.

P.S. Yes we call Shizuo(石座) or Zuozi(座子), that are Chinese spelling, but stone seat is English, only express it by scholars when they wrote articles about Qishi, just as say Stand or Daiza in English.

Heven

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