35th Annual Exhibit Photo Gallery

September 7, 2016

Plateau (Doha); Kern River; Lisa & Phat Vo


We held our 35th annual exhibit on August 6-7, 2016 in Japantown in San Francisco. We had a lot of new stones on display this year, with a good variety of styles, including some from our newest members. One of the fun aspects to our exhibit is the opportunity to introduce suiseki to people who happen upon our show while attending the Nihonmachi Street Fair, which is also held on that same weekend of August.

Please click the photo for a slideshow from our exhibit.  (Note: if your device does not support Flash, you can click here to see the photo gallery.)


Update 2016 Schedule

March 13, 2016

The date of the April collecting trip to Cache Creek has been moved out one week to April 16.  The dates for the May and June trips are now confirmed.  https://sfsuisekikai.wordpress.com/2016-schedule/

Unearthed: Reviews keep coming

February 3, 2016

Glowing reviews keep appearing for the Oakland Museum exhibit, Unearthed: Found + Made. It is truly gratifying how much people who have never even thought about “viewing stones” are enjoying it.  I have created a list of the reviews on the right side of the page.


Unearthed: Photos and Reviews

December 27, 2015



Foreground and Walls: Sculptures by Jedediah Caesar.  Vitrine: Suiseki from San Francisco Suiseki Kai and California Suiseki Society.

Mas took a few photos at the opening of the Oakland Museum Exhibit “Unearthed: Found + Made“.  You can see the gallery of photos by clicking to photo at the top.

Additionally, both KQED and the East Bay Express have reviewed the exhibit.  You can find the reviews at the following links : KQED Review    East Bay Express Review

Click the photo at the top to see a gallery of photos that Mas took at the opening.





2016 Schedule

December 12, 2015

The schedule for 2016 has been posted.

Please note that the planned stone-collecting dates, especially the earlier ones in April – June, are tentative.  Because of the possibility of high water earlier in the year it may be necessary to adjust our schedule.  We will review our plans at the March meeting and make changes as necessary.

Unearthed: Suiseki at the Oakland Museum

August 20, 2015

San Francisco Suiseki Kai is excited to be included in a new exhibit opening this December at the Oakland Museum of California: UNEARTHED: Found + Made  December 12, 2015–April 24, 2016

34th Annual Exhibit Photo Gallery

August 10, 2015
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“Dawn”; Williams Creek; Mas Nakajima

As always, we held our exhibit on the first weekend of August (August 1-2, 2015) during the Nihonmachi Street Fair – the annual summer festival held in San Francisco’s Japantown.  Over the past few years several new people have joined the club and the show now regularly includes suiseki from beginning collectors.  Our long-time members also showed a variety of fine, well-known stones that many viewers will know from various books and catalogs.

Click on the image to view the exhibit photo gallery