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Suiseki is the Japanese art of stone appreciation and may also refer to the objects of the appreciation—the stones. Suiseki may take many forms including those that bear a resemblance to human figures, animal figures, landscape forms, and those which are purely abstract. Landscape forms are the most popular as they can be displayed alongside Bonsai.

Generally, suiseki collectors prefer blacker stones to stones of a lighter color and those with a smooth texture over those that are more rough. However, with the growing popularity of suiseki in the United States, and more specifically in California, warm colored, windswept desert stones have also developed a following. There is also a large following of Vancouver Island BC limestone Suiseki and Gongshi as the limestone deposits are similar to Chinese limestone.

See also

  • Gongshi
  • Korean stone art
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