|Origin:||Yase-ishi. Kyoto prefecture, Japan.|
Yase is a region in the upper part of the Takano River (Takanogawa) which flows into the Kamo River - the river which runs through Kyoto - hence, Yase stones can also be referred to as Kamogawa stones, Kamogawa Yase-ishi.
|Size:||11.5 x 10 x 7.5 cm (w x h x d)|
|Daiza:||Carved in Japan from hardwood, beautiful craftsmanship, it fits and suits this uncut stone very well.
||Made of Kiri wood and used to store and protect the stone when not on display.
The wood has darkened nicely with age and time, and is an indication of how long this stone has been cherished as a suiseki.|
Written on the outside of the sliding lid from right to left is...
Yase Sudachi Maguro. Yase is the stone's origin, Sudachi means pit marked and refers to the texturing of the stone's surface, maguro is the colour black in Japanese.
"Bokyo", the stone's name. (This means "Homesick" and indicates the stone gave Sekian a feeling of nostalgia and longing for home)
Sekian, a previous owner's name, followed by his red seal.
||A naturally formed, unworked hut stone of fine quality, with a nice patina to its surface.
||£590 (GBP), including worldwide air shipment.