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Colorful Rocks Rolling Into San Marino

A group of Asian art fanciers called Aiseki Kai sponsors the show of natural, thought-provoking rocks each year.

An exhibit called "Viewing Stones" will begin Thursday at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino and will feature rocks from such far-flung places as the continent of Africa and Japan, as well as local rivers.

The 23rd annual Southern California exhbition of the stones is sponsored by a group of Asian art fanciers called California Aiseki Kai.

This year's show will feature more than 150 unusual rocks, including colorful suiseki, or natural stones that resemble something else, and biseki, which are cut and polished to resemble something else.

The majority of the stones are from California rivers, deserts or ocean shores. Some of the stones to be shown this year will come from Japan, China and Italy.

The exhibition will be in the Friends Hall at the Huntington through Jan. 2. For more information, please click here.

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