Next Book:The Hatanaka

I am about halfway through the Hatanaka pottery book, and posted the keys to the Japanese potters on the new page. If you have the book, it’s now a lot more useful! If you dont, get it! Hatanaka San was one of the most varied and famous collectors in Japan. In the 90’s, much of his collection was destroyed during an earthquake. Theres a heartbreaking picture in the back of him, that always stuck with me, sitting on a table in his pottery room surrounded by the shards of what appears to be an antique Chinese Pot.



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
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