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Suiseki Style

Suiseki Style

Suiseki are usually presented in two different ways: One is appreciated on a wooden base (台座, Daiza). The other is appreciated on a waterproof tray or bowl of ceramic (水盤, suiban) or bronze (Doban).

The selection of Daiza or Suiban is based on the Suiseki itself. It means that Daiza is preferred if the Suiseki is viewed as stand-alone and Suiban is preferred if the Suiseki is viewed with background scene so that expanse of space is kind of background.

Quote from "緋山酔恭の山水石美術館" Suiseki with Daiza:

Suiseki with Daiza

Quote from "緋山酔恭の山水石美術館" Suiseki with Suiban:

Suiseki with Suiban