Pots by Shigeru Zyubei 4

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.

Award winning entry at the Kobachi Contemporary Artists Exhibition.
Another entry from the Annual Kobachi at Gafu Ten, from 2020, number 15. You’ll see some of the glazes Zyubei is playing with at this stage in his career in these pots echoed in this display, a slight departure from what he is known for.
A smoky glazed very soft rectangle with interesting patterning.
Vibrant blue taiko(drum) shape with rivets and some nice running and pooling effects.
Extremely bold multicolored glaze with bright yellows ranging to dark blue.
Oribe green with blue accents on a shallow taiko with rivets and some great microcrystal formation.
These painted mame(bean) sized pots are collaborations between Zyubei and his wife. Charming pink mini with flowers.
Awesome light blue with darker blue and yellow accents and incised lip.
Pinkish red with excellent patterning.
Lipstick red with cream and gold accents.
Whimsical mini painted yellow mame with flowers.
Round with deep and rich blue Canton style glaze.
Red, Pink, and Cream drip glazed oval.
Hexagon Shohin with a riot of color and crystals.

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.

Thanks for reading!


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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