A Quick Shot of a Kifu Shimpaku

After putting up a new bench in the garden today, I decided to grab this Shimpaku and take a couple of quick shots before some heavy pinching. The plan for the future is to reduce the total weight of the foliage by around 40%, as it’s a bit overwhelming for the trunk, despite the nice areas of Shari that will be slightly expanded. Height is 11″.
The pot is a big fat question mark. Its a first or second generation Tofukuji. The style, pear skin clay type, and stamp are all first generation(though Jr often didn’t mark his pots as “Jrs”), though the Chop is one Tofukuji Sr mostly reserved for slightly larger pots. A master in Japan told me that if it is a First generation, it is exceedingly rare and valuable(and not chump change if its a Jr!) For now, I’ll just leave it as a “Tofukuji”.

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I've been collecting Japanese Bonsai pots for a few years, and feel that the famous, and some of the lesser known but great Japanese pot artists could do with a little more writing and exposure in English. Additionally, this blog will feature My own And others bonsai for discussion. The purpose of this blog is to further knowledge of Japanese pottery and Japanese style bonsai. If you have any questions about Japanese bonsai pottery, or would like to acquire pots by some of the potters presented in the blog, feel free to email me at gastrognome@aol.com
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