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    symbol on Takashima Awasedo?

    Hi Sara and Jon,

    What does the flower-like symbol, seen here on the left (top of the stone), on the Takashima Awasedo mean?



    I see it on other stones as well. Also what does the kanji say?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    it pretty much just says natural stone from kyoto in the flower symbol

    the kanji on the lower left hand corner of the stone (bottom right in the picture) says shohonzan

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    Thanks, Jon. Ok... what does "shohonzan" mean?

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    its kind of vague... just like honyama

    its just something seen on a lot of finishing stones. Sho means true, so its just there to add emphasis to the "honyama". Kind of like junhonyama (or pure honyama).

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    the flower symbol is the symbol (logo)of the Kyoto Stone Association

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    its kind of vague... just like honyama

    its just something seen on a lot of finishing stones. Sho means true, so its just there to add emphasis to the "honyama". Kind of like junhonyama (or pure honyama).
    So pretty much means true finishing stone? Can the term honyama be used in the sense of finishing stone ?

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    can... can not... honestly, a lot of things with natural stones are so ambiguous its crazy. Thats why anyone worthwhile will just tell you to find someone you trust and test everything. In general, honyama should refer to the series of mines running east from atagoyama mountain... narutaki, shobudani, etc.

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