April 3 – May 3, 2015

Viewing Stones from Members of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association Suiseki Interest Group

Viewing stones, or suiseki as they are called in Japanese, are naturally formed stones valued for their beauty and ability to represent a scene from nature. This includes anything from mountains and islands to animals and plants. Believed to have originated in China two thousand years ago, the ancient art form was introduced to Japan in the sixth century A.D. and has been practiced ever since. When paired with bonsai each enhances the qualities of the other and creates a scene that would be found in nature. Come experience this unique art form and find beauty in the unexpected!