May 1961: The Nippon Suiseki Association was established, and the head priest of Meiji-jingu, Kanroji Ukenaga, was named as its first president. Successive presidents have also come from Meiji-jingu.
July 1961: The Association held the first Nippon Suiseki Meihinten exhibition (sponsorship by the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs began with the 32nd Meihinten).
September 1970: We supported the management of the Japanese garden at the World EXPO held in Osaka, and a letter of thanks was conferred upon the association by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Ki’ichi Miyazawa.
April 1980: We supported the first World Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition, sponsored by the Nippon Bonsai Association in Osaka.
May 1984: The first Nippon Suiseki Sogoten was held, and support was received from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.
June 1991: We conducted a special suiseki course at the first Asia-Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition and Convention in Bali.
June 1993: We delivered another talk on suiseki at the second Asia-Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition and Convention, this time in Hong Kong.
September 1993: The first Suiseki World EXPO was held at the Ueno Green Club in Tokyo, with participants from ten countries coming to participate (sponsored by the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs).
May 1995: In Singapore, we again spoke on suiseki at the third Asia-Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition and Convention.
June 1995: At the invitation of the European Suiseki Association, we delivered courses on suiseki in England, Monaco, and Switzerland.
June 2000: The entire suiseki collection of Meiji-jingu was exhibited in the Nippon Suiseki Meihinten for the first time.
We continue to annually sponsor two major exhibitions in Tokyo: the Nippon Suiseki Meihinten, and the Nippon Suiseki Sogoten.