Awesome Patina, Ichiyo Pot(update 12/16)


A recent and favorite addition to my collection. An old much used white glazed rectangle by Sansyu Ichiyo. The patina on this pot is marvelous. Measures 8.5 by 4.75 by 1.75 inches. I have no idea of the age, as I have little information about the life of Ichiyo, but it must be very old, I’ve only seen Chinese and Japanese antique pots with similiar patinas.

Post update 12/16:
Since I got this pot, I have become more and more interested in Ichiyo pots the more I stare at it! So when inquiring about acquiring a few more, I got some additional information about the potter from the great folks at Yorozuen, who say that Sansyu Ichiyo was from Aichi and lived from 1902-1985. He was a self taught potter, and his work is very diverse, but he is especially known for his Suiban. He has many fans in the contemporary bonsai pottery world including “Gekko”,”Tosui”,”Tonyo”,” and “Hokusai.”.
Thanks very much to Fukano and Yorozuen for the information!


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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
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