The author’s composition is dedicated to the Japanese philosophical image of understanding the structure of the world. The rock garden (“karesansui” – translated from Japanese as “dry mountains and waters”) in the Japanese tradition is a way of contemplating the course of life, meditation, developing imagination and contact with the eternal, divine.
Three blades, differing in shape and design, stand on a wooden platform, leaning against stone slides. Each knife is a subject of weapons art, beautiful and unique. It is a triad of metal, wood and stone, so it got its name: Kinzoku (Metal), Mokuzai (Wood) and Isi (Stone). Blades are made of Zladinox damask steel with “steps”, “pyramid”, “wild” patterms; hilts are made of precious wood: beech, blackwood, thuja. They are decorated with particles of colored damask steel mokume gane and damask steel Zladinox; these pieces of damasc steel look like stones of a natural form. Stone slides are built of such stones as green jasper, epidote, rock crystal, fluorite, magnetite in clinochlor, garnet, smoky quartz. A scattering of small stones, turned by water and smooth to the touch, symbolizes sand and water – the fluidity of time. A man looks at “dry water” and his thoughts calm down, silence sets in in his soul. It is in this state that new ideas, insights, discoveries, answers to questions can come.
For the Japanese islanders, stone is a perfect creation of nature and is endowed with special properties, for example, the ability to accumulate knowledge and store memories. The authors laid down a simple and perfect idea in this composition – the “Stone Garden” owner can continue to create a stone garden and supplement the composition with his/her own stones, pebbles, sand, brought from different parts of the planet or presented by some of friends. And over time, each stone will remind the owner of some event, meeting, bright day in life. The composition is presented in the form of three blades on a single platform, but if desired, it can be disassembled into three separate platforms with the same blades, stone slides and a scattering of stones.