From My Collection 17

Here are a few new pots from my collection that I’ve picked up In the last couple months that I thought I’d feature. Enjoy!

A third generation Ino Shukuho shallow round in green Oribe. Round and oval Shukuho are rare, and one sees forgeries of these shapes often, but from the glaze and the clay, this is definitely real.

Another round Shukuho, this one second generation, and in a bluer Oribe. More rustic than the previous piece, but like it, from the glaze and the clay, it’s real.

A nicely glazed small piece from close friend of Ino Shukuho, 川間(Kawai). He uses Shukuho’s kiln and often his glazes, and does very nice work for a hobby potter. These are rare to find, I’ve only seen a handful around.

An unglazed Nanban from first generation Shukuho. Unglazed pots from Shukuho are very rare, and this is a nice blend of rustic and refined.

A larger oval from Tokoname potter Ikkou, Watanabe Kazuhiro, in Ikkou’s version of Oribe with a hemp rope rim and cut feet.

Very old Chinese bonsai pot in Shudei. Not quite an antique, but a minimum of 60-70 years old and with a very nice patina and clay color, and very high quality construction. At 5.5″, this is the prefect piece for a smaller Shohin top rack pine(and I think I’ll be popping one in there soon!).

A greenish red glazed footed kifu size pot from Shishimaru. The glaze on this one is very cool and unique. The color of glaze changes color depending on lighting and perspective, from red to green and back again.

Blue-green oval from Gyoun with braided hemp rope rim. A very pretty blue glaze with highlights of green, white, and brown.

An older mokko shape Shiro glazed pot from ???. I purchased this one from Iura San in Japan. The patina on this piece is outstanding. Despite heroic efforts on my part, the identity of the potter remains a mystery.


A small mame or accent from Yokoyama San. This was a gift from Owen Reich. The construction is single block and solid, and the blue green glaze is very nice.

And we’ll finish up today’s collection post with this very uniquely glazed mokko shape pot of many colors, from Yokohama Guild potter 安幸-“Yasuiko”.
A really nice swirling mix of creams, blacks, blues and greens.

Thanks for Reading, and don’t forget to check out the current round of Bonsai Classifieds auctions on Facebook. Some nice stuff going over there, from myself and others!





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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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4 Responses to From My Collection 17

  1. Brian says:

    Again I say. Your’s is a beautiful blog. But it would be neat if you had some trees in them. It would give a better perspective and probably would lead to more trading in the area.

    • japanesepots says:

      Did you not see my previous reply to your comment with two trees in the Bushuan pots?
      Anyway, this blog is primarily concerned with pottery appreciation. While most, if not all, of the pots on the blog would suit a bonsai, they’re also art objects in and of themselves. There are plenty of places around for tree appreciation. If you’d like to see bonsai in just about every potter’s work I’ve featured on the blog, I recommend the annual Gafu Ten albums, Kokufu Albums, and Shuga Ten albums.
      And as to trade, while I do sell some stuff from my collection every now again, it’s not the purpose of this site.
      Thanks for reading.

  2. Mar says:

    Very pretty blog, thanks
    About your unidentified pot, have you taken into account Kiyomizu Rokube?
    Sure you have more pictures of his hanko.
    Anyway I can send you what I have by which I think he is the potter.
    Thanks again for your blog

  3. hoechuah says:

    The writing of the unidentifiable mokko pot looks like “kiyo” as in kiyohime or kiyomizu, alternate pronunciation is “Shi” as in shimizu. Don’t know who it represents, you might be able to find out which potter has “kiyo” in his/her name.

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