Monthly Archives: March 2013

From My Collection 15

A few new pots have made it to, and from, my shelves in the last couple of months, so let’s have a look. So, this one isn’t really from my collection, but as it is passing through my hands today, … Continue reading

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Bonsai Sekai Articles

Last November I documented the tour where I guided Japanese bonsai professionals Toriumi Atsuishi and Endo Shoichi around the best Bonsai that the American Northeast had to offer. Their articles on the trip appeared in the February and March issues … Continue reading

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The 8th JSB Association Pottery Exhibition

Every Year I look forward to the release of images and results from the Japanese Shohin Bonsai Association’s Kobachi exhibition. The exhibition features the work of 50 potters chosen by Mr. Urushibata, showcasing both advanced amateurs and professional bonsai potters. … Continue reading

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Semi-Cascade Black Pine and Bjorn

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a workshop with visiting bonsai artist, Bjorn Bjorholm. Last year, around this time, I spent another day working with Bjorn, and it was a pleasure, so I couldn’t pass up another … Continue reading

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Takao Koyo(高雄香葉)

The Kyoto region has had more than its fair share of outstanding potters! In the last two posts, we looked at one of them, Tsukinowa Yusen, and we’ve mentioned Ino Shukuho and Heian Tofujuki before, of course. In today’s post, … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Yusen Part 2

So, this is part 2 of the masterpiece pottery of Tsukinowa Yusen. Glazed and Unglazed Yusen A typical celadon glazed Yusen, with clean lines and a very thick glaze, which softens the edges quite a bit. Another porcelain unpainted Yusen, … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Yusen-Part 1

Among painters of bonsai pottery, no one is more well known and lauded than Tsukinowa Yusen. His real name was 加藤護一(Kato Goichi), and he lived from 1908 to 1998. He was born in Gifu, and moved to Kyoto to study … Continue reading

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