Reframe Japan, Wabi-Sabi

Kamonseki, spherulitic rhyolites, details

Patterns of Kamonseki

As regards Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), I would like to explain it more in detail. The following is close-up picture of Kamonseki.

Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), patterns

You can see how flower like patterns are made by spherulites. In the picture, the patterns look like sparkler.

There are another patterns, such as flower petal, snowflake, sparkler, and Japanese pampas grass (susuki). Japanese pampas grasses bloom in autumn and are a Japanese summer tradition. And they are used in Tsukimi (月見) or Otsukimi (お月見), literally meaning, "moon-viewing", also known as Jugoya (十五夜), which are Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon, a variant of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Tsukimi traditions include displaying decorations made from Japanese pampas grass and eating rice dumplings called Tsukimi dango in order to celebrate the beauty of the moon.

Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), patterns

So, from perspectives of Japanese, Japanese pampas grasses (susuki) remind kind of a profound mood or pathos occasionally provoked and inspired by what one sees or hears.

Rough Kamonseki

Almost all Kamonseki which are distributed are treated and polished. The reason is because, of course, polished one is more beautiful than rough.

So, usually, it is difficult to see rough and not polished Kamonseki. However, I received a present and would like to share the photo:

Kamonseki( 花紋石 ), rough

Although flower patterns are little bit difficult to see, however, actually, I was surprised since even if rough, patterns are recognized. Further, rough version is even fascinating.

The close-up pictures are also attached:

Kamonseki( 花紋石 ), rough

Kamonseki( 花紋石 ), rough

Rust Kamonseki

Kamonseki is beautiful and looks like very dense. However, since Kamonseki is rhyolite which is an igneous, volcanic rock, air bubble, rust, and weathering are found sometimes.

Rather, it is difficult to find out Kamonseki which has no air bubble, no rust, and no weathering. On the other hand, since Kamonseki is rhyolite of which felsic (silica-rich) composition (typically > 69% SiO2) and relatively rich in elements that form feldspar and quartz. So, good one is very dense, beautiful, no air bubble, no rust, and no weathering.

If you find something that, it is very lucky.

The following pictures are Kamonseki which has rust.

Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), rust

Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), rust

Kamonseki ( 花紋石 ), rust

From my perspective, even if rust is included, it is even remind me of Wabi-Sabi.

It would not be amiss.