Bonsai Sekai Article number 3

Last March, I published a post that detailed the Bonsai Sekai articles written by my friends Toriumi Atsuishi and Endo Shoichi about our tour of Bonsai Gardens of the Northeast. You can see that post, and my own articles about the tour, here:
Bonsai Sekai Articles
Bonsai Gardens of the Northeast 1
Bonsai Gardens of the Northeast 2

It seems reciprocity has its place! Last months’ edition of Bonsai Sekai featured an article detailing our visit to Yorozuen, and, more generally, our tour of Japan. Always cool stuff to see!


The full two page spread.

That’s Jim Bayley examining a Tofukuji on the left, me in white hat center, and Neil Dellinger on the right.

Matt Ouwinga top left, Matt and Jim examining Tofukuji pots at Yorozuen, Neil Dellinger top right. Below left, the 5 of us at lunch.

Top left, examining Tofukuji!, In the reception room at Yorozuen(that’s Toriumi on the left), Neil snaps a photo, and Peter Warren with Fukano Ayumu.

And images from the other gardens we visited. That’s Matt with his Kokufu Kaede and Ken Fujiwara on the bottom left.

Well, here I am. I must say, Bonsai Sekai did an awesome job hiding my horrific eye pain! Caption: “Ryan Bell(35) He Lives in Mississippi State. He is famous for collecting Small bonsai pots.”. Grrr.

Thanks for reading, that’s a fitting way to wrap up posts on the blog for the year, don’t you think? Many more posts on the way in the New Year, stay tuned! Happy New Year!


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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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