Ashorogawa stone, Japanese black tamari-ishi suiseki
Naturally smoothened stone with spontaneous “pools” called ‘Tamari-ishi’ as a type of art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’, from the river in Ashoro district in Hokkaido prefecture as ‘Ashorogawa-seki’ (Ashorogawa stone / *Ashorogawa = ‘River going along down’ in the Ainu language as its origin). Mystic black abstraction created by only nature with completely no processing by human hands. Attached with a wooden stand carved for such natural form of the bottom for its stability.
Total: approx. H 8cm (3.14in), W 22cm (8.66in), D 12.5cm (4.92in)
神 （カムイ） の石
22 × 12.5 × H 8cm