Mas Nakajima created beautiful works of art by combining viewing stones with paintings. He referred to this work as Suiseki Art.
Masahiro Nakajima with Suiseki Art display
Suiseki Art is appreciated by the suiseki and bonsai communities, as well as the broader fine arts community.
Mas passed away last week near his home in Oakland, California. His daughter, Tomoko Nakajima, has provided the following information relating to his memorial service.
Letter from Tomoko Nakajima
My name is Tomoko Nakajima, I am Masahiro Nakajima’s eldest child. On Monday, September 10th, my father had a tragic accident in the backyard of his Oakland home. He later died at the Highland Hospital with his dear wife Janet Roth by his side. Our family are deeply saddened by this very sudden loss.
The memorial service will be on Saturday, September 22nd. We would be so grateful if you would attend:
Place: Chapel of the Chimes (Piedmont location)
Address: 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 USA
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm PDT (13:00)
- Parking is available next to the facility and across the street (entrance on Piedmont Ave)
- An informal reception will immediately follow the service
My family and I are so grateful for the outpouring of support and love this week. Please feel free to write back or call me if you would like more information. I look forward to seeing you at the service.
Learn more about Mas Nakajima at the Suiseki Art website.
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scott chadd says
We knew Mas and found him always smiling, kind, and ready to share a story. He was truly interested in the activity of others and paid close attention to what was going on in any environment he was occupying. I will be at the Buddhist Festival in Penryn this weekend so am unable to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mas and all those touched by his life.
Beautiful tribute to Mas. Thank you Jonas. It is wonderful to see so many of Mas’ compositions so well photographed.