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 I’ve seen from him since then. You can see the original post, on the first handful I showed, here:
Glazed Pots by Shigeru Zyubei
His name is 濱田 重章(Shigenori Hamada) and his kiln named Hin Zyubeiei though his pots are commonly referred to simply as Zyubei. He was born in 1946 in Osaka and began creating shohin bonsai in 1972. By 1973, he was teaching classes in shohin at Shunshoen. In 1981, he began making bonsai pots, and purchased an electric kiln in 1989. After retirement in 2009, he began making bonsai pots professionally.
Yamabudo, or Wild Mountain Grape, a species used occasionally for shohin bonsai in Japan, in a Zyubei rectangle, just beginning to leaf out today. The thick, running glaze in purples and blues and reds will match well when it fruits this year.
A round riveted drum from my collection with a fantastic running glaze, a single drip positioned directly between the feet. It’s easy to see from pots like this the influence of Antique Canton Ware on Zyubei’s style.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a little more of the work of Shigeru Zyubei. Thanks for reading!