My first encounter with the Japanese traditional arts was when I discovered bonsai at the East Bay Bonsai Society, which I joined in 1983. I was subsequently introduced to suiseki by Felix Rivera, the founder of the California Suiseki Society. I now live with my husband, Mas Nakajima, and am a member of San Francisco Suiseki Kai and California Aiseki Kai and a founding member of Bay Island Bonsai.
I collaborate with Mas in studying and writing about suiseki and suiseki art and am the editor and webmaster of this site.
You can email me at “janet @ jtroth . com” or use the form below. (Note, if you do not receive a reply from me in a few days, please check your email provider’s “spam” or “bulk” folders.)