Nippon Suiseki Meihinten 2015 (55th)- photos by Jeff Amas

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Nippon Suiseki Meihinten 2015 (55th)- photos by Jeff Amas

Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:30 pm

New Zealand friend & Tokyo resident Jeff Amas shares illustrations of the recent Meihin exhibit at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.   Earlier annual Nippon Suiseki Meihinten exhibit photos presently on IBC date back to 2009; you can locate them through the search engine on IBC's Home Page

Stones from the Indoor Exhibition...

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Stones from the Outdoor Exhibition...



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Jeff intends to share further photos of the Meiji Shrine complex & of accent plants used in the exhibit.


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Re: Nippon Suiseki Meihinten 2015 (55th)- photos by Jeff Amas

Post  Chris Cochrane on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:33 pm

More photos from the recent 55th Nippon Suiseki Meihinten arrived today.   Look to earlier threads on the Meihinten for understanding of exhibition accent plants.  

Accent plants to the exhibition...

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Grounds of the Meiji Shrine...


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Shrine priests at annex entrance



Nippon Suiseki Meihinten exhibition poster-- this year annotated with a description of the exhibition in English... 

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:32 am

Wow Chris, very cool! Thanks for showing us!

Cheers, Maarten

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:07 pm

Yes, thanks for taking the time and making the effort to share with us. MUCH appreciated!

I really like the red stone and imagine it from Sado island!

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:47 am

Hi Maartin... Glad you were able to appreciate Nippon Suiseki Meihinten stones.  Jeff's photographs were very good & timely-- even catching the water evaporating from sand for suiseki mounted in suiban "water trays."

Hi Dick... I imagine the #1 red suiseki is from Sado Island, too.   The daiza's tall legs & undulating undercut were very distinctive & worthy of study.

The very classical #50 "step-stone" is easy to appreciate.

The #14 stone appears particularly well arranged in its coral-colored daiza. 

Several stones which are not easily identified by landscape contour attracted me (e.g., #4, 20, 30, 34).  Perhaps, the imaginative effort to complete the content of the stone with nature strengthens their appeal.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:32 am

As always have I enjoyed the Photos from Meihinten

The red sado with the daiza you cant avoid seeing, does look VERY small to me, as it can be hard to carve a very small daiza...but the stone witch has a wonderful color is actuly 42 x 23 x 16 cm....quit big...I have to say I dont understand the daiza, a more elegant could also have presentet the stone.

For your information is nr. 50 a Nachi danseki   14 Setagawa nashiji maguro ishi
4 Chikuzen maguro ishi   20 Setagawa ishi  30 and 34 is both sajigawa ishi

A stone does not have to look like anything else but pretty to the viewer. The finder saw something in it, it is personal, and if other people see beauti in it, then is it only up to the viewer to enjoy.

What could give me a " problem" with a stone like this, is if the stone itself is not ballanced, and if the daiza does not ballance the stone.

I was once told a Kurama ishi like the one nr. 6 could/should be seen as objects or maybe the moon...this have ben a struggle for me for many years, as I could not understand the stone, I could in most cases only see a very nice shape, and liked it, but in my head was I trying to find the object in it...lately have I thanks to a friend cleared my mind...dont try, just enjoy.

A oops...nr. 32 a Kamogawa ishi with a nice surface when dry, should maybe not have ben exhibited in a doban, as the stone is oiled...easy to see when watered...not so good.

nr. 24 is a very nice Yoshimagawa ishi from Tom Elias

Kind regards Yvonne

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