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Natural stones are found in town and used for monuments inscribed with poems as well as at open-air bath. These stones that surround us are accepted naturally by the Japanese although foreigners find it quite strange. Grindstones are absolutely indispensable to Japanese blades. We visited a craftsman creating natural grindstones, one of the few remaining nowadays. Suiseki, shapes and designs of natural stones are appreciated and resemble landscape. We’ll introduce an American diving into its secrets. How will Japanese’s unique aesthetics and admirations for stones be seen in the eyes of foreigners?

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