The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 2. Garden Stones

Stones symbolizing pencils and brushes

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Other island stones embody on a gigantic scale the different utensils used for writing. They are:� "Hair Pencil Stone" (Fude-ishi),�a long cylindrical stone representing a Japanese writing brush. "Ink-slab Stone" (Kenyo-seki) or (Kenteki-seki),�a flat oblong or circular stone dished out in the centre, representing the palette on which writing-ink is prepared. "Brush-rest Stone" (Hikka-seki),�a vertical rock supposed to resemble a Japanese brush-rest. The above are placed together in a group, after the manner of the objects represented.