Picking up where we left off, let’s take a look at
Fujikawa Kouka En
Fujikawa Kouka En has a lot of nice old pots, mostly in larger sizes to suit the larger trees they have at the nursery.
I thought this shallow tray with the design in a different color was pretty cool(and the unglazed landscape pot and cream glazed pot below aren’t too shabby either!)
A selection of pots in different sizes.
I’ve purchased pottery from Mr. Aketo at Yoshoen several times, an have never been disappointed. They have a more modern(or perhaps Western) type of store than many nurseries, where pottery is often out of doors under the benches, waiting to be sifted through.
A shelf of Tyukan pots.
Shelves and shelves full of Ryuen.
Even More Ryuen.
A large Koyo, or Ino.
Antique Chinese, Owari or Imari ware, Namako, and Shudei.
Baijuen has a nice selection of contemporary and older shohin pots, and also some very nice display pieces.
Some nice low profile root stands.
Pots and pots and pots and ….
Shinji Suzuki’s Garden
Mr. Suzuki has some world class pieces. In addition to what was available for sale in the reception area, there is an additional room where I wasn’t allowed to take any photos, but it had an enormous amount of antique containers, mostly unglazed….
Some very nice Kinyo pots.
Beautiful antique blues.
Large glass fronted display case with top quality shohin and chuhin pots. There’s some Ito Gekkou in there, Daisuke, and Yusen, in addition to very nice display objects.
The other side of the display. Some nice Tofukuji, Ichiyo, and Antique Chinese in there.
And, there was also this….
Couple of larger size Tofukuji…the bottom of which….
Also came home with Matt Ouwinga to Kaede Bonsai En. This Tofukuji is number 135 in the book. It’s is impressive not only for its glaze and quality, but also for….
The massive signature on the bottom, which is also featured in the marks page in the Tofukuji book. Not only is this signature rare for its size, it is literally one of a kind. This is the only pot in existence where Tofukuji signed his real name. The large signature in the center is more common, and reads “Tofukuji”, while the signature to the left is “水野喜”-“Mizunoki”, Tofukuji’s given name, “水野喜 三郎”-“Miro Mizunoki”. Cool stuff!
A really spectacularly glazed Canton ware drum.
Iura San had quite a few pots for sale, in addition to the marvelous collected trees in the garden.
A trio of hand formed Sekisyu.
Gekkou with a nice Patina.
Old Crossing Chinese on a chair.
Shelves and shelves of pots of all description and value.
A few pots already sold. There’s a Bushuan front and center, and a Gekkou over to the left.
Nice old kinyo.
Stacks and stacks of old containers.
Stones, stands, and containers.
A few shohin containers.
Nice old Canton ware cascade.
A few pots at Akiyama San’s. Youll note the plaque off in the distance, that’s for a rare Nanking Chinese pot.
Rare Nanking Chinese pot, from Miyabi
Super nice Takemoto.
Thanks for reading! Up next, we’ll take a look at the wonderful specimen containers at Shunkaen and Yorozuen.