Monthly Archives: April 2013


It’s been 2 years since I started this website, in May 2011, and I’m very happy to report that it’s become the go to English resource worldwide for information, edification, and identification of Bonsai pottery. This month marks another milestone … Continue reading

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Heian Kouzan(平安香山)Part 1

There are 3 potters in Japan whose work is considered the pinnacle of Japanese design and aesthetics in Bonsai pottery: Heian Tofukuji, Tsukinowa Yusen, and Heian Kouzan; also known as the “Big Three”. We’ve taken a look(or 3!) at the … Continue reading

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Kutani Ikko(久谷一向)

I haven’t been able to find much biographical information on Kutani Ikko, but it seems no one else has any either, either in the West or in Japan! But, I have a little information, so here goes. His given name … Continue reading

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Seifu Yohei(清風与平)

Seifu Yohei comes from a long line of Kyoto area potters and painters. He was the 4th generation of the Yohei pottery line, currently in the 5th, and lived from 1921 to 1991. The first generation lived from 1803-1863, just … Continue reading

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Glazed Pots by Zyubei 2

I did a post featuring pots by Zyubei nearly 2 years ago, and got a lot of feedback on his pots, even some requests to procure a few! So, I figured the time is right to show off the work … Continue reading

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