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Post  dick benbow on Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:09 am

do you prefer to when it comes to displaying stones and bonsai together.
1. bonsai is a LIVING thing and should be given #1 priority over something that is NOT.

2. A stone that represents a magnificent mountain range has priority over just a tree.

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Post  DougB on Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:36 pm

Well my first thought as to an answer is "It all depends".

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:30 pm

feel free to clarify what it depends on....

I only bring the subject up because there are two schools of thought in Japan's training on the matter, and was curious what most thought reflected their western beliefs.
I quess I tend to siddle with the folks who look at a stone that represents something bigger in scale then just a bonsai.

I find it noteworhy in the land of dieties that reside in the mountains, that a representative suiseki isn't held in higher esteem. (shinto)

In all the decades of being on hobby chatlines , Koi,stone, bonsai, I find it interesting that I never find the japanese contributing....just us "foreigners" Smile

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Post  Precarious on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:52 pm

Some would say a stone IS living. I would agree with that. And heck, it has its own kingdom!

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:07 pm

Well, not exactly living, but I think there is a strong energy around stones.
Yeah, I know, sounds a little weird Wink

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Re: which school of training

Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:35 pm

for public display, the answer would be with the show chairman, and the exhibitor entry rules. It is completely arbitrary, and up to the show organizers and judges. Key point is that it is an arbitrary decision.

For a personal display, I would use the visual impact of the stone or tree to guide the choice. The one with the stronger impact, should be the focal point. The other less impactful should be placed to not compete with the focal point.

Another guide would be the intent of message to be conveyed.

These are my un-schooled thoughts on the matter.

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