The principal stones of the "Guests' Isle" are:ï¿½ "Guest-honouring Stone" (Kiakuhai-seki),ï¿½intended as a resting place for an important visitor. "Interviewing Stone" (Taimen-seki), also called the "Stone of Obeisance" (Hai-seki),ï¿½a flat stone located in front of the "Guest-honouring Stone," and on which the host stands to salute his visitors. "Shoe-removing Stone" (Ridatsu-seki) or (Kulsunugi-ishi),ï¿½on which the clogs or sandals are placed. "Sea-gull-resting Stone" (Oshuku-seki),ï¿½mentioned previously as being placed on the banks of lakes, but also introduced into the "Guests Isle." "Water-fowl Rock" (Suicho-seki),ï¿½supposed to be for water-fowl to rest upon.
Another important stone placed on either the "Master's Isle," or "Guest's Isle," and which is sometimes introduced into other parts of the garden, is called the "Seat-of-honor Stone" (Jaza-seki). It takes the place of the "Guest-honouring Stone," and tradition avers that it represents a rock near a sacred tree in India, an idea which requires that a fine old tree should be planted close by.