Color Nakayama Awasedo kiita tomae
Nakayama tennen toishi group
Back Photo of Nakayama kawa
Large Nakayama kiita with nashiji
Close up Photo Nashiji
nakayama toishi mokume
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THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOW A SELECTION OF NAKAYAMA
AWASAEDO TOISHI MINED IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE KYOTO IN
THE 1930s. YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY CAME IN MANY COLORS.
A PROGRESSION OF MINERALS BOUND UP IN THE BINDER MAY RUN FROM STONE
TO STONE AND BE DISPLAYED AS A COLOR SCHEME. THESE MINERAL ARE
INDEPENDENT OF THE GRIT OR CUTTING AGENTS INHERENT TO THE STONE BUT
CAN BE INDICATIVE OF THE HARDNESS OR SOFTNESS OF THE STONE.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF THE BACKS OF THE ABOVE TOISHI.
THE KIITA OR YELLOW COLOR STONES WILL SOMETIMES HAVE
A PATTERN CALLED NASHI-JI. A FORM OF COLORED SPOTS
THAT CAN BE DARKER OR LIGHTER THAN THE HOST STONE.
A CLOSE UP PHOTO OF AN EXAMPLE
OF THE NASHI-JI PATTERN.
BELOW YOU CAN SEE A NATURAL CIRCULAR FORMATION IN
THE STRATA LAYERS FROM THE HONKUCHI NARI FROM
WHICH THE NAKAYAMA MINE IS A PART OF.  本口成り
asagi toishi group
gray tomae group
To the left are tomae stones in the asagi catagory tending
towards greens. To the right are tomae strata stones that
tend more towards blue to blue-gray, some call these mizu
tomae. O-mizu is water.l
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colors of asagi group