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The map of Yangtze river, a lot of suiseki

 

Viewing Stones, Suiseki, Nature River Stones.

The Yangtze River, is the mother river of Chinese people, there are many well-known viewing stones, also known as suiseki, scholar's rocks, spirit stones, suseok. The Yangtze River originated on the north of Tanghla mountain, Yushu county, Qinghai province. It is running across ten provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities-Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, from west to east, eventually emptying into the sea. The Yangtze River measures about 6300 km long, there are more than 700 tributaries along into it, with a total drainage area of 1.80 million square kilometers.


Viewing stones of Sichuan, Yunnan and Chongqing in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, is one of the important brand in the viewing stones families of China, as well as the most representative in viewing stones.

According to the characteristic of viewing stone appreciation of the Yangtze River, it can be classified to a lot of types, such as landscape stone, embossment stone, shape stone, colorful stone, texture stone, etc.

The landscape stone mainly represent kind and largest produced and the most essence in the Yangtze River viewing stones.

According the characteristic of landscape stone's content, there are the kinds of scenery, personality, plants, the sun and the moon, abstract, character, color and veins, and so on.

According to the ways of its expression, there are photos, traditional Chinese painting, canvas, wall painting, shadow puppet, Chinese brick, water-ink painting, inlaid, shape painting, and so on.

If according to its contents of the theme to fractionize, then there are the great man and mysterious scholar, Taoist and fairy, flower-bird and insect-fish, famous mountains and fairyland, plum blossom and orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, horoscope and auspicious animals, various contents and theme, are beyond power of expression.

The Embossed stone is the unique and rare kind in the Yangtze River viewing stones. Due to the rock is distributed two matters with the different hardness,

 
The cradle of Yangtze River suiseki
 
The Yangtze River
   
 
Bamboo suiseki
 
Bomboo
   
and is frayed in high and low of water falling, the surface of stone form resembling the embossed texture of hand-carving, completely nature, the pattern is rich and simple withstanding look. More

Suiseki exhibition in Yunnan province of China
 


Exhibitions, Associations, Museums

In China, there are many Chinese scholars stones of the Yangtze River exhibitions and community activities one year, these activities are being helpful people to know and leaning how to collect and apprecite natural stones. During viewing stones are displayed, people can touch it closely first.

As an important branch of the viewing stones (people also name qishi, spirit stone, scholars rocks, ornamental stones, eternal stone, bonsai stones, garden stones, rare stones, lingbi rocks, taihu stones, suseok, etc), the Yangtze River viewing stone became widely popular in many countris on its unique style and cultural meaning. More


Viewing Stone Appreciation

Thread is moving in my tender mother's hand. In order to
give her son to wear the clothes who left.
With her whole heart she's sewing and sewing.
For fear I'll e'er be roving and roving.
Who says the little soul of grass waving.
Could for the warmth repay the sun of spring.

A thing of beauty, first it should be natural; A art of beauty, it is conjoint with life, and be discovered. Throughout the ages, from the past to present, there are many poets and scholars drank in the wondering of the Yangtze River scholar stones, the past celebrities made peculiar intimacy in longevity stones, their aesthetic opinion was good like tides, never be ended intonate. Who a famous ancient poet called Lipo that was born in Tang dynasty, china, he has ever written a lot of poems in whole his life, of one poem just describing the emotion of the people was missing his mother far away from hometown. More

 

 
Panda suiseki from Yangtze River
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First Chongqing Viewing Stones Culture Exhibition is held in China Tree Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China - February 2008
 
 


The formation of suiseki

Suiseki is an important class in Chinese viewing stone, large quantity and varied. When running water ladens with mud and sand, a process that rock was wore and moved, we call it Water Erosion Action. It is related with strong or weak of water erosion action, and the flow, velocity of water stream, and jumbled fluid medium--particle size of sand in water.

Under mechanical and physical action, water erosion action is divided into two types, wear erosion and roll erosion. Wear erosion is water with mud and sand strike and wear a relatively suiseki, this type of suiseki is common in near the parent rock or original place. Stone presents the most are irregular circular and huge shape, such as Guangxi Dahua stone, Duan stone.

Roll erosion is the rock of under water, the process that by move action of running water, rock slides, roll, jump and striking between rocks and rocks. After a long rolling action, rock lost itself edges, became a round, oval, or flat shape. Roll erosion action is the major cause of suiseki, especially river pebble, such as Yangtze river stone, Huanghe stone, Rain flower stone, Jingshajiang river stone.



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