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About japanesepots

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

Wakamatsu Aiso

In today’s article, we take a look at the pottery of Wakamatsu Aiso, a true collector’s potter who is renowned for small containers. Aiso hailed from Kyoto, as did most of the greatest Japanese Bonsai Ceramicists(not Tokoname…..), such as Aiso … Continue reading

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Echizen Hosui 2, or, The Difference Between a Copy, and Homage, and a Forgery

Today we’ll take a second look at the work of Echizen Hosui, and take a look at the subtle difference between a Copy, a Forgery, and an Homage. For our first look at Hosui, you can look back here: Echizen … Continue reading

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Pot in Process, and, A Correction

I happened upon this article yesterday and thought it was worth a share. The article depicts a much featured potter on the blog, and his process in carving pots from a single block of clay. First up, a correction. Japanese … Continue reading

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Kintsugi

If you do Bonsai or collect ceramics long enough, sooner or later this is going to happen to you. While photographing a rare, one of a kind Suiban from artist Shigeru Fukuda, a stone fell on the suiban, effectively destroying … Continue reading

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Here There Be Dragons

A 19th century Japanese map, the Jishin-no-ben, depicting an ouroboros dragon which causes earthquakes. While the title of this post comes from a phrase on a few older maps depicting uncharted or dangerous territory, there’s no danger here, although maybe … Continue reading

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From My Collection 17

Here are a few new pots from my collection that I’ve picked up In the last couple months that I thought I’d feature. Enjoy! A third generation Ino Shukuho shallow round in green Oribe. Round and oval Shukuho are rare, … Continue reading

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A Hanging

Kind of a dramatic title, don’t you think? No, this post will not be about crime, punishment, and the noose, but rather, stuff to put up on the wall in my bonsai workshop and pottery room. I came across this … Continue reading

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From My Collection 16: A Few New Bushuan

I’ve added a great many pots in the last several months since I wrote a collection post, but the lions share of them are definitely Bushuan. Made by Shigeru Fukuda, Bushuan pots feature very nice signature glazes and a very … Continue reading

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Baking 101(this is not what you think)

So, most of you probably know that I’m a professional Chef. There are some advantages to this job, but very few of them are bonsai related. But there is one. And it involves….POO! That’s right, Poo. Poo balls, or cakes, … Continue reading

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An Interesting Surprise?

Last month I received a group of pots I had purchased from Japan in a lot, nothing special, just 10 pots sold as a group that looked decent. I didn’t look too closely before I purchased them, because, well, cheap. … Continue reading

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