2019 / Huntington Library hosting 30th annual viewing stone show, Dec. 26-30

Snowcapped Mountain: Nina Ragle’s “Snowcapped Mountain” suiseki (viewing stone) was on loan to The Huntington Library and on display for 25 years in the Japanese garden. When they redesigned the garden a few years ago, they offered to return it to Ragle. In future, this suiseki will be part of the permanent collection at The Huntington. During the Aiseki Kai exhibit, it will be on display in the Flora Legion Room as part of special exhibit by the American Viewing Stone Resource Center. (Courtesy of Nina Ragle, California Aiseki Kai)

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

Viewing Stones Shows
December 26 – 30, 2019
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Brody Botanical Center
General Admission


The California Aiseki Kai presents its 30th annual show featuring outstanding examples of suiseki and other viewing stones.

Practiced in Asia for centuries and gaining popularity around the world, the art of viewing stones invites contemplation of the subtle, often fanciful forms that have been shaped by nature, the elements, and time.

In addition, the American Viewing Stone Resource Center presents a complementary display, “From Tiger Stripes to Mindless Cloud: Celebrating 50 Years of Stone Appreciation at The Huntington.”

For the first time, the shows include hands-on activities to introduce children of all ages to the appreciation and display of natural stones.