Glazed Pots by Heian Tofukuji, Part Two.

13.5 x 9.8 x 5.3 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

A pair of green glazed pots with blue highlights, two pots in which the later influence of Tofukuji on potters such as Aiba Kouichiro(Kouyo) and Ino Shukuho can clearly be seen.

15.8 x 10.8 x 3.5 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

A blue glazed rectangle with a similiar glaze to the round in the previous post. This pot simultaneously calls to my mind blue flames and running water in a spring brook, an interesting contradiction.

17.8 x 3.5 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

An interesting multicolor glazed round with cut feet and a marvelous patina.

13.5 x 12.3 x 3.5 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A light blue green glazed oval pot with cut feet.

6.4 x 14.2 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A tall cascade style with Kiri Bako(kiri wood storage box).

11 x 6.6 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A multicolored glazed small round, resembling the multicolored glazed pots of contemporay potter Bunzan.
13.7 x 8.9 x 4.6 cm.  Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A squat blue green glazed square with cut feet.  This is a body style of pot common to Tofukuji, often seen glazed with darker blues, the lighter blue green glaze here is a little less common.

14.2 x 10 x 4 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

Another green glazed pot with silver and blue glazed highlights where Tofukuji’s influence on contemporary potter Ino Shukuho can clearly be seen, as in the next picture.

Ino Shukuhou Copyright Yorozuen

20.3 x 16 x 5 cm. Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A metallic grey green glazed oval with a marvelous patina.

18.4 x 14.6 x 5 cm Copyright Yorozuen

Copyright Yorozuen

A deep blue oval, with cloud feet.  This is the most common blue glaze seen in Tofukuji pots.  A marvelous deep indigo.

Hope you have enjoyed these first two posts dealing with the glazed pots of Tofukuji.  In the next post I’ll be showing off a few more pots from my own collection, then on to the unglazed pots and Hanko of Tofukuji.

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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
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3 Responses to Glazed Pots by Heian Tofukuji, Part Two.

  1. sage smith says:

    I am an up and coming bonsai potter and think your website is super cool. Thanks for the inspiration by showing us some of those works.

  2. Pingback: Glazed Pots by Heian Tofukuji 4 | Japanese Bonsai Pots Blog

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