SF Suiseki Kai 25th Anniversary Book

August 31, 2007

San Francisco Suiseki Kai held its 25th Anniversary exhibit in August 2006 at the Miyako Hotel in San Francisco. Members showed more than 100 of their best stones, which were all photographed for a book commemorating the event. The book includes 52 pages of stone photographs, as well as historical information about the club and Mr. Hirotsu, its first sensei and founder. We are immensely grateful to Carl Morimoto, the editor of the Golden State Bonsai Federation magazine Golden Statements, for the countless hours of work he put in to make this book.

Here are scans of the cover and a couple of pages of the book:

25th Anniversary Book Cover Page scan25th Anniversary Book TOC scan25th Anniversary Book sample page scan

If you are interested in ordering this book, please send an email to Janet Roth at suisekikai-info@jtroth.com.  (If you do not receive a reply in a few days – please check the spam/bulk folder in your online webmail account.)

The price is $25/book + shipping and handling. For an order of 10 books, $20/book shipping and handling.

Domestic US shipping and handling: $5 for 1-2 books, and $11 for larger orders.

Canada & Mexico shipping and handling: $12 for 1-2 books, and $28 for larger orders.

All other countries shipping and handling: $14 for 1-2 books, and $46 for larger orders.




26th Annual Exhibit – 2007

August 11, 2007
Suiseki Kai Show Gallery

San Francisco Suiseki Kai recently held its 26th Annual Exhibit at the Japan Center in San Francisco. Many local suiseki enthusiasts attend this show, in addition to tourists and locals who find us when visiting the Japan Center. For some of these visitors it is the first time they have ever seen (or even heard of) suiseki, and they always seem to enjoy it.

The club encourages every member to exhibit several stones. Each member selects one of their displayed stones to be part of a competition, judged by the membership. The three stones with the most votes are awarded plaques, and the next five are awarded ribbons. The previous year’s award winners are displayed in the front window of the exhibition room.

In addition to suiseki, there are usually a few “biseki” displayed. These are viewing stones that may be enjoyed for their beautiful colors or patterns, or perhaps for a humorous shape.

These are the 2007 Plaque awards.