Willi Benz

 Website : www.suisekikunst.de

President of a "European Suiseki Association (E.S.A.)
Vice President of "International Stone Appreciation Museum" (ISAM)

Vice President of "International Stone Collection Association" 

 2nd Vice President of "Bonsai Clubs International" (BCI)

Honorary Councellor of "Bonsai Club Germany"

Ex-President, Honorary Councellor of "German Suiseki Society"


I discovered the fascinating world of beautiful stones during my frequent visits to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. The stones became part of my life. Till today this fascination holds its original attraction for me.

The involvement in the Suiseki art is of utmost value to me because of the physical and mental relaxation in today’s hectic times.

I like Japanese suiseki and Chinese shangshi alike. Both are wonders of nature and give evidence of its beauty.

"Delightful Mountains"
This mountain stone is a Makko-Ishi from Japan.
(Measurement : 20 cm x 6 cm x 9 cm)

Willi and Gudrun Benz and the italian stones

"Happy Dragons", a tipically Chinese display on a special  suiban. The stones comes from Liguria, Italy.

Measurement : 15 cm x 13 cm x 19 cm

"Alpine Panorama", a most beautiful mountain stone found in Liguria, Italy.

Measurement: 40 cm x 12 cm x 15 cm 


This Ligurian stone has great similarity with "Grisly Falls", a well known  waterfall in "King's Canyon Park", USA.


Measurement: 13,5 cm x 5 cm x 7,5 cm

"Berry",  the dog from  Liguria, Italia.

Measurement: 22 cm x 6 cm x 15 cm

Willi and Gudrun Benz and the oriental stones

   A Gongshi, o Chinese scholars' rock.

Measurement : 40 cm x 12cm x 28 cm

"The Old Man":

 Sembilan area southeast  of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Measurement : 13 cm x 11 cm x 22 cm

The "Cave of White Elves" was found on  Sumatra, Indonesia.

Measurement : 15 cm x 10,5 cm x 19 cm

"Sculpture à la Henri Moore" :  deep black stone from West Sumatra.

Measurement : 26 cm x 14 cm x 20 cm