Sanbaseki Stone, Japanese Ornamental Rock
Item description - YO06010209
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.
Sanbaseki stones exist in various shapes, sizes and color tones such as white, red, brown, yellow, green and blue. The rock type can be recognized by its multiple layers and occasional white lines on the surface. The name Sanbaseki comes from the Sanba river in Gunma prefecture, where the rock type originated.
• Origin: Fujioka, Gunma prefecture, Japan
• Material: Sanbaseki Stone (三波石)
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|YO06010209||72 cm||83 cm||52 cm||Eur 1100.00|