Murasaki Kibune Stone, Japanese Ornamental Rock
Item description - YO06010353
The first written guide on Japanese landscaping, the Sakuteiki, describes creating gardens as: Ishi wo taten koto (石を立てん事). This translates to setting stones upright, a description that greatly emphasizes the importance of these elements within the Japanese garden.
Traditionally applying ornamental rocks, Niwaishi (庭石) in Japanese, forms the basis of practically every Japanese garden. The setting of stones is always the first step, after which the garden is formed together with all the other elements surrounding it.
An authentic Japanese garden needs to evoke a certain natural essence. Rocks and stones play a significant role regarding this principle as they are pure elements, taken straight from nature.
Murasaki Kibune stones are highly regarded as one of the best stones to implement in the Japanese garden. The rock type is known for its unique purple and violet color tones that are referenced in the name Murasaki, the Japanese word for both colors. In Japan, purple and violet are seen as a symbol of strength and nobility. For a long period it was even forbidden for people of a lower class to wear clothes in these colors, something that was only for people of the higher class.
The Murasaki Kibune rock type originated from the Kibune river, a tributary of the Kamo river that runs through Kyoto.
• Origin: Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
• Material: Murasaki Kibune stone (紫貴船石)
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|YO06010353||99 cm||123 cm||73 cm||Eur 2400.00|