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Re: My foreign stones

Post  dick benbow on Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:38 pm

Yvonne, How many stones do you have? and do you try to display all or a portion of them in your household.
I'm finding that I do not have enough space to display them all and am running out of space to even store them.
Are any or all boxed for storage?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:30 pm

He-he dick

thats a good one Smile ....I have many stones displayed in my livingroom, doing my best to do it tastefull, can post Photos if you care...dont want to let the stones look stored...can count 53 stones.
We used to have many books in the the shelfes...they are being given to "Red Cross" now, and stones are moving in...last time was yesterday  Smile

Some of the very hard stones are outside during winter too, when not exhibited in my home, but with time will all have grown a desent yoseki sheen, and stay indoors all year....I have a room upstairs, here can I store stones in the future, and make changing exhibition in the livingroom dawnstairs.

I have found a kiribox maker in Japan, and is at the moment waiting for the first 7 boxes in highgrade kiriwood ...planning to have boxes made for all my favourite stones.

Kind  regards Yvonne

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Post  dick benbow on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:25 pm

Interesting...thanks. I quess I could put some back out of mine to be watered with the trees. Would need to know what daiza goes with what so the boxes would be handy. I think Sean Smith in PA (states) makes boxes
they could be put in.

Trying to downsize is creating more problems then what it's worth....Smile

Appreciate you sharing....

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:36 am

I try to keep the number dawn now, try not to find, or buy new...would not mind selling some of the stones I bought, and maybe give a stone or too away...but most of the stones I found, would I not want to part with, as they have a history to them....and to sell a stone I found, is not realy my thing.
Maybe when it comes dawn to paying a kiribako for them, a few will be taken out, and go back to the Beach.

Words, Words...I still love the hunt though, and see stones I want to buy Rolling Eyes  cheers

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Post  my nellie on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:30 pm

Hello, Yvonne! A Blessed New Year for you and your family!
Yvonne Graubaek wrote:DARUMA
Akadamaishi collected in Miyagawa.
daiza mahogny, standing 9.5 cm tall
Very beautiful! Such a nice blend of tones in color! And a lovely daiza!

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:12 am

Thank you Alexandra

Hope you and your Family, wiill have a good year too Smile

The patina of the side/front of the more than 3 kg, Black Kamo is beginning to go deep





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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:06 am

Safe home again...My sweet stone did very well in the suiseki exhibition, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum



The setagawa was displayed this way

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Post  my nellie on Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:27 am

Warmest congratulations, my friend!
I feel so happy for you, Yvonne!

I am ignorant and looking at the display of the stone a question comes to my mind : why is it that the stone is not sitting on its daiza? Embarassed
...and a second one : what does "setagawa" means?

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:04 pm

Yes,I too am happy for you! Congratulations, that's really an achievement!

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:15 am

Thank you Alexandra and Dick

Setagawa is the name of the river, in witch the stone was found...in English Seta River.

The family who had owned the stone for more generations, had never given the stone a daiza, as they exhibited it in a suiban in their home, according to the oldest way of showing a stone.

In the early years was stones like this called bonseki or bonsan, and was displayed in a tray, and used in tea ceremonys...Later Samurais and noblemen developed the style into what we today call suiseki...roughly said, a stone in a daiza...there are ofcourse much more to it, and I can only recommend you read the book by Matsura Arishige...An Introduction To Suiseki.
A book I find easy to read an understand, and at the same time pretty much cover all questions that could come to your mind.

My stone could have ben displayed in the daiza without any problems, but I found it a kind of arrogant to do it, as the previus owners had done it the oldfashioned way, and I wanted to honour this.
So...It was my request to do the dislay like this, also did I want to show the stones perfect ballance, standing alone on a cloth, that did not cower any part of the stone.  


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Re: My foreign stones

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:45 pm

nicely explained Smile Thank-you...

here's some info on the book
http://www.suiseki.jp/intro.html

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:52 pm

One of the ten stones I found in Kamogawa this year, did I leave behind in Tokyo, in the hands of mastercarver Suzuki Koji


The stone was perfect to showcase hes signature style








Today,  3 weeks after I picked it out of the Kamogawa, did it arrive....

I think it is absolut stunning  Smile ...it is standing 16.5 cm W x 9 D x 9 H







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Re: My foreign stones

Post  dick benbow on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:17 pm

thanks for sharing, helpful to see your treasure and the dai workmanship Smile

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:21 pm

Some of you have seen the coastal rock I found in Kamogawa, in my other tread lately Smile

After I came home, has it ben cleaned ...

It is in a daza now, I wanted to let the daiza look like shallow Water, handling have made the stone darker.
It is now standing 34 cm W x 16 H x 15 D, the daiza is hardwood  








It is the same stonematerial as this stone I found 4 years ago

so I expect the very raw stone will change face during time...for now is the plan, a lot of rubbing during winter for  2 - 3 years, and a gardenstay during sommer, for as many years as it take to make the surface nice and old

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Post  Guest on Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 am

A new teak-daiza for a small Kamogawa ishi
W 9.5 x H 4.5 x D 7 3/4 cm









The stone was found in 2013, at that time did it already have a pretty nice sheen...it had become better after the few years in the garden summer and winter, but the daizamaking, have taken its part of the sheen...a good stay in the garden now, will bring the stone back to what it was again...something to look forward too Smile

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Re: My foreign stones

Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:48 am

Hi Yvonne

The daiza carvved by mastercarver Suzuki Koji is quite sensual, and I like the way the feet is slightly curled up.

Your Kamogawa stone daiza works beautifully, one can see the waterline.

For one thing you don't have to stand back in the presence of Mater carvers, because you are becoming one yourself.

Why is the back of the last daiza so high?

Love and light

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:25 am

Hi Andre

Thank you  for your nice Words, I am very happy you can see the waterline too Smile...I keep pushing my self to be a better carver...I can only hope to one day become.......................

I will try to illustrate why the sides are like they are on the last daiza....the stone is flat, but almost all the sides are rounded, exept in the front...here the stone has a second level, that need to be covered...also is the flat area not horizontal, witch is needed in this stone, before the suisekiquality show.





This is how the stone rest in the daiza...with chalk have I drawn a line, that show how deep the daiza need to be made




A simple stone, and a complicated daiza Smile....if any questions please ask.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:39 pm

Thank you,

Now it makes perfect sense, you wanted a level plain.

Look at this far away mountain and very flat plain....  I think its somewhere in Scotland.....looks very cold....  hi ihiii



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Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:56 am

Keep pushing my self to become a better carver


Little spanish stone 14 3/4 cm wide, today




Hope you can enjoy Smile

Kind  regards Yvonne


Last edited by Yvonne Graubaek on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:21 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : better photo)

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:29 am

Kamogawa ishi

The stone reminded me of a turtle...had fun and made the special daiza

Animalshaped 15.5 cm W   6 3/4 H   10 D


The backside

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Post  Kiefer on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:54 pm

absoluteley stunning! :-) I love them all!

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Re: My foreign stones

Post  Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:58 pm

thanks Smile

Kamogawa ishi 10 cm in my teakdaiza

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:27 am

New suiseki, green ish Kamogawa ishi
12.5 cm W 7.5 H and 7 cm Deep
mahogni daiza


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Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:18 pm

Amazing carving. Very impressive. I like them better than the stones!!! Laughing

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:11 pm

Hi Lance

Happy you like my daizawork, I try to become better all the time, some of my early work do I replace with a better daiza theese days... you dont have to understand or like my stones, they please me, and they are all to the japanese liking...

Next february will I together with a suiseki-friend visit the subbranches of kamogawa and and the mainplaces to find stones at the Setagawa.
No matter how humble stones I will find there, will they have high value to me, as they will remind me of a fab. trip.

Kind regards Yvonne


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