Kutani Ikko 4, part 1

This will be a two part post,  there are just too many images for a single article.   To see the previous posts on Kutani Ikko, with his background and history, follow this link:

Kutani Ikko 1-3






Multiple views of an incredibly detailed sometsuke dragon pot.  The painting is surreal and realistic, and the rim detail and Rakkan mouse are lovely. 


Really nice demon footed round go-Sai with lip and traditional Kutani images of playing children.


Vented six sided pot with classical stylized dragon.  An interesting mix of trafiotnal and contemporary.  The geometrics and feet are especially nice.



Mokko pot in Akae with landscape and figures.  Another collaboration piece with Takao Koyo.  The detail creates a great sense of dimensionality.




A third collaboration piece with Takao Koyo, mokko shape landscape in red.  The Koi Rakkan painting and arch feet are especially nice.






Multiple views of a smaller round sometsuke with landscape and figures.  Again, the level of detail is incredible.




Another 6 sided vented pot with landscape.  The feet are awesome and the color mix is lovely.




Very traditional Kutani style overglaze enameled piece.  Busy and very intricate. 


A go Sai rectangle with landscape and figures.  Incredible depth to the landscapes and the willow is pretty and well detailed.


Raijin and Fujin, storm gods.  Classical subject matter.


A five color demon footed round with landscape and figure.  The landscape in this piece is interesting: less detailed, more impressionistic.

Small round with plum and sparrow.  Nice use of negative space.


An oval mokko with Yusen style turtle doves in red.  Another excellent use of negative space.




Another mokko in red with highly detailed landscapes.   A spartan scene with good negative space.

A small whimsical round with stylized geese.  


Another small round with a far view landscape.  The level of detail is most impressive for a 3″ container.



An incredibly detailed cascade dragon pot in red.  Breathtaking.

A very classical Kutani style piece with stylized dragon and geometrics.






And we’ll finish up up with this wonderful hexagon landscape.  A facinating and unique piece, from the uncharacteristically impressionistic landscape to the highly detailed feet.  A true modern masterpiece.

Thanks for reading!  Stay tuned for part 2, published later tonite!


About japanesepots

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 gastrognome@aol.com
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3 Responses to Kutani Ikko 4, part 1

  1. thomdec says:

    Awesome as usual! Let me know when / if you have one of these beauties for sale.
    Looking forward to Part :2.

  2. Sage Smith says:

    Fantastic post. Incredible pots. Thanks again for taking the time to make it happen. It’s much appreciated

  3. Daniel Torres says:

    Great and beautiful pots, thank you for sharing

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