"Suiseki is the art of attempting to represent natural phenomena, from landscape to the grand universe, using a stone only a few inches to a foot and a half in size. Suiseki revives, refreshes, and enriches the mind. I recommend it highly."
From the Forward to my book by Arishige Matsuura, Chairperson, of the Japanese Suiseki Association, Tokyo, Japan.
"The art of suiseki begins with the collection of stones in nature and culminates in a sense of beauty and in an emotional and spiritual relationship between the field collector and the stone. Suiseki's charm and attraction as a hobby lies in its elegant simplicity: a stone in its natural state is admired for its unique shape, color, and mineral properties, or for the way it provokes memories of events and times past. A well-proportioned suiseki satisfies the eye, yet inspires awe as, through the process of scaling, it reproduces a famous mountain in miniature. A suiseki can also be treasured as a spiritual and philosophical construct, a metaphor in stone that helps us connect with and understand those things we value in life. . . . The art of suiseki can easily become a way of life as we plan more and more collecting trips in search of that perfect stone, which, of course, is never found." - From my book, Suiseki: the Japanese Art of Miniature Landscape Stones, by your host, Felix G. Rivera.
I announce with pleasure and satisfaction that my book has been sold out! I extend my humble thanks to those of you that purchased it. I am currently working on the second edition and will let you know when it is released.
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