Japanese Pottery Book Key

I’ve had the 5 easily acquired Japanese multiple potter books for quite awhile now, but other than as “pottery porn” their usefulness to some degree is negligible. I’m sure many others of you have these same books and would agree.
At the request of my German friend Heike Van Gunst, I’ve undertaken the task of identifying the potters and translating the names in them and will feature the keys on the blog and in a new page titled “Pottery Book Keys”. I hope everyone finds this useful, I learned a lot just making up the keys!
If you don’t have the books, and would like to acquire them, they can be ordered from Yoshoen at

The first book to be keyed is this one, featuring only the work of potters who make small pots, and will be up this afternoon.
Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


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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