suiseki is the japanese name for miniature, naturally formed stones that have the power and beauty to suggest a scene from nature or an object closely associated with nature. they are found in mountain rivers and streams, on windblown deserts, along ocean shorelines, and anywhere the forces of time and nature have formed and left them.
the most popular types of suiseki are scenic landscape stones, suggesting mountains, islands, waterfalls, caves, lakes or any other type of natural topography.
we have been inspired by suiseki for their aesthetics, but even more because of their spiritual essence. the contemplation of a stone as a symbol of nature relaxes the mind from the pressure of a complex daily life and allows a person to retain his sense of values.
the importance of life in its simplest form is reflected through the beauty, strength and character of the stone