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Suiseki Mind

Suiseki Mind

According to Hideo Marushima (丸島秀夫, 1934- ) who is a scholar on Bansai and Bonseki, the following is stated in his book, The History of Suiseki in Japan (日本愛石史):

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It is not a silly thing at all to enjoy a stone in a tray.
I see the whole world in a tiny stone.
Some objects in this world are huge, and others are small, and they come in all shapes, but they are not that different when you look at their essence.
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That almost seems like Master Yoda's words of wisdom. However, I believe it's true. The word of Suiseki represents stone itself, however, I believe that Suiseki is an attitude to see nature in the relatively small stone. It is not a silly thing at all but spirituality. So, "Size matters not" as said by Master Yoda.

Quote from "緋山酔恭の山水石美術館" Chichibu, Furuya-ishi:

Chichibu, Furuya-ishi