|Origin:||Kamogawa-ishi. Kyoto prefecture, Japan.|
|Size:||16 x 9.5 x 6 cm (w x h x d)|
|Daiza:||Carved in Japan from softwood and stained a dark red brown colour - its design suits the stone well.
||A nice quality hut stone, with both sides having their merits and either could be seen as the front,
this allows flexibility in directional movement if used to display with a bonsai.|
As with many hut stones this one has had some work around the bottom of the roof to create the shape - in Japan worked hut stones are enjoyed for their 'wabi' qualities, rather than their naturalness.
This poem by Fujiware no Teika (1162-1241) captures well the feeling of wabi and a rustic hut.
As I look around
cherry blossom or crimson leaves
are not to be found -
by the rush-thatched hut along the shore
in autumn's evening dusk.
||£190 (GBP), including worldwide air shipment.