Need some quiet time after Christmas? Suiseki are Japanese viewing stones that are meant for contemplation and reflection. They’re shaped by wind, water and time, resemble landscapes, animals and people, and are usually displayed on wooden trays. The Japanese have been gathering these rocks for centuries, but the art of viewing them to help relax the mind has become popular in America. As part of its annual Viewing Stones Shows, The Huntington hosts Gardena club the California Aiseki Kai and the American Viewing Stone Resource Center, who’ll both display examples of their suiseki stones, in addition to hands-on activities for kids.
The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino; Thu., Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; thru Dec. 30.; weekdays $25/weekends $29, seniors & students, $21/$24, children $13. (626) 405-2100, huntington.org. —Siran Babayan