Stone Images XII

Pacific Bonsai Museum
Now through 1/8/2023

This not-to-be-missed exhibition features more than 30 natural stones collected by the Puget Sound Bonsai Association Northwest Viewing Stone Club (affectionaly known as “The Stoners”).The stones are chosen for their ability to conjure up images of mountains, figures and abstract patterns that inspire contemplation of nature. The practice of viewing and appreciating stones dates back more than 1,500 years. The art originated in China, Japan and Korea, but has spread during the past century and is now practiced worldwide.

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located 2515 S 336th Street on the former Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way. Admission is free.

Pictured here: Pond Prince – a natural stone from the Sauk Riveron a poplar base custom-carved by Edd Kuehn, the owner and collector – was named one of 2013 Bonsai Club International’s Fifty Best.