His real name is 濱田 重章(Shigeru Hamada) and his kiln/potter’s name is “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 bonsai 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. There are three other articles and galleries on the site dedicated to this artist, if you’d like to see and read more check out the table of contents.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gallery of the work of Shigeru Zyubei. Check the table contents for more articles and galleries on this blog favorite artist.
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