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Re: My foreign stones

Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Hi Yvonne... Can we see the stone partially-captured in the photos behind this plateau stone. It it has dark, horizontal stripes & appears to be limestone. Its layered stripes and contour are easily appreciated; likely, it will be much improved by a full viewing... :-)

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Hi chris

I will add the stone to my suisekigallery soon

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:32 pm

Kamogawa ishi 2014 in a teakdaiza


Front...standing 16.5 cm w x 11 d x 10 cm tall







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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:51 am

My newest teak daiza for complicated Kamogawa ishi.
17 cm long, 8 high, and 10 cm Deep... Smile


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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:42 pm

In this little japanese stone from 2013, do I refind the motive from the picture.
2 out of "The seven seven gods of Japan" having fun
I carved the daisa from mahogni....standing 9.5 cm tall, and 13.5 wide




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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:52 pm

What is the most important?...I had this tiny japanese stone for 10 years...I just found out, if it was placed difrent in the doban, it would show the very important image of the koi jumping up the waterfall, to finaly become a dragon...the bad thing about the image is that the waterfall contiue on the backside...
This is why I have up to now, used it as a mountainstone with a stream, as the stream does not run to the backside of the stone, but begin were the I found the koiimage...is the koi jumping more important?...what do you think?...I am planning to make a daiza

This way


Or this way

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Post  Precarious on Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:17 am

Make every effort not to limit the view to one side or the other.

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi David

There isa lot of air and space in your answer, my guess is noone can answer.

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Post  Precarious on Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:24 pm

Haha how true. Some possible answers to your question are to have it on something round, lighting from multiple angles, and not up against a wall- in other words elements that invite viewing from the dragon side and from the koi side.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:38 pm

are koi known to swim upstream like a salmon ?

i could be wrong, but i thought they prefer calm, placid waters Wink

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Post  dick benbow on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:17 pm

Known as the "koi Coach", I have spent close to 4 decades in the hobby.

so i share some thoughts from my background. A background of having lived in japan for close to 3 years and spent a lifetime of bring involved in their culture.

As a Student of japanese culture, Koi are Carp and as such are known for their strength. legend has it about the waterfall and turning into a dragon. You see lots of Koi banners flown on Boy's day in Japan with the hopes that sons grow up strong.

As a student of japanese rules in bonsai and suiseki display, It's helpful to understand their standards. The fact the "stream" continues around to the other side is a No-no. But the chances of getting a carp beginning their travels to the top of the waterfall is a once in a life time find.

Cherish the stone for what it is. You'll never find a better one to illustrate the strength of koi-carp.

when you study the concepts of Wabi-Sabi, you can appreciate that nothing in our existence is perfect, but if it has age and appeal, it can AND SHOULD BE be appreciated!

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Post  Precarious on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:19 pm

Thanks for that Dick. Learning about cultures is fascinating.

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:23 pm

Hi David

You may not know the image of the "koi jumping up the waterfall to finaly become a dragon", the red color represent the fish


It is the same side of the stone that is being used for both the landskapestone, and the fish turning into a dragon.

It is not so much how  to show the stone, but more about what is most important...to have a fairly correct suiseki, with a stream image, you can find here and there...or a very rare found important image, with a not perfect backside of the stone.

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:28 pm

Hi Dick

you say...Cherish the stone for what it is. You'll never find a better one to illustrate the strength of koi-carp....

Nice to hear an/your opinion.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:46 pm

dick - thanks for explaining some of the extrapolation involved.

it is interesting, but i am not afraid to say that it is perhaps beyond the ken of my western mind Embarassed Wink

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Post  Precarious on Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:50 am

I understood the side with the koi, and perhaps among some in this country could relate in terms of salmon.  In the second and third picture I mistakenly thought the stone had the same side down in the sand and we were looking at the back. If that were the case it would be easy to see the front and back as earlier and later instead. Please forgive my muddying up the discussion. I can see it is a very meaningful stone.

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:44 am

No problem David

we can all make mistakes, and misunderstand.

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:56 pm

Insane how a black Kamo eat the light...shot with blitz, and only were I have rubbed the stone does it reflect light


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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:30 pm

Have tried my new camera....My biggest Black Kamo in its new daiza. This one please me and the stone better, the first daiza was too heavy...hope you like it Smile.
Wood- meranti, asian mahogny


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Post  milly.a on Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:23 am

Lovely work Yvonne

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Thank you Milly...are you also a stonelover? Smile

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Post  Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:53 am

The beauty of details in a suiseki


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Post  milly.a on Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:52 pm

I know very little about viewing-stones but I can appreciate it and also the work that goes into the daiza. Smile


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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:42 pm

milly.a wrote:I know very little about viewing-stones but I can appreciate it and also the work that goes into the daize. Smile

Dear Milly, saying that tell me you are a stonelover.

Some stones would be less nice if they were rubbed, some can't have enough...and some just need the right amount of rubbing to bring out the nice contrasts...just like this one


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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:15 pm

DARUMA

Akadamaishi collected in Miyagawa.
daiza mahogny, standing 9.5 cm tall


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