Category Archives: Modern Potters

Tsukinowa Yusen-Part 1

Among painters of bonsai pottery, no one is more well known and lauded than Tsukinowa Yusen. His real name was 加藤護一(Kato Goichi), and he lived from 1908 to 1998. He was born in Gifu, and moved to Kyoto to study … Continue reading

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Hokido

I recently sold my collection of Hokido pots, so, having some photos on hand, figured this would be a good time to slap together a post while I’m hard at work on a Yusen post. His real name was Naoyuki … Continue reading

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From My Collection 13: Glazed and Unglazed

In this post we’ll take a look at glazed and unglazed pieces I’ve added to my shelves since collection post 11. A fantastically glazed, lipped rectangle from the Bushuan top shelf line of pots. Its no secret to longtime readers … Continue reading

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From my Collection 12: Painted Pots

It’s been awhile since I did a full collection post, so I’ve added quite a few nice little pieces since “11”, so I’m going to have to split them up into 3 posts, painted pots today and glazed and unglazed … Continue reading

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Shishimaru(獅子丸)

So, I’ll preface this post by saying that I had a devil of a time finding information about this potter, and the reason why should become clear! I was pretty sure I had all my ducks in a row, but … Continue reading

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Shuuiudou Yuraku(秀功堂遊楽)

Today we’ll take a look at painted pots by Shuuiudou Yuraku. He was born in 1953, and died in 2001. Yuraku was exposed to the work of Tsukinowa Yusen early in his career, at age 30-1983, during the boom of … Continue reading

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Kiln Openings I’d Buy Tickets To

I’ve seen much recently about kiln openings here in the states being great events, and the best place to get first dibs on a potter’s work. Notably, Ron Lang holds kiln opening events, and I’m sure they’re great…such an event, … Continue reading

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The 2012 Kobachi Exhibition

Every year I anxiously await the photos from each Shohin Bonsai Kobachi Exhibition. It’s an exhibition where modern potters who specialize in small pots, both very well known and relatively unknown, pro and talented amateur, show their current work and … Continue reading

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An ID Mystery, Solved

A couple of years ago I purchased a pot from Toriumi on eBay that neither he nor I could identify(actually a LOT of pots, this one just happened to remain so!). I asked all my friends in Japan, checked the … Continue reading

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Suzuki Syuzan

I’m on a posting blitz! After a month of not posting, I have several nearing completion, so, settle back for the third post in as many days. If you look through Kokofu albums, most of the containers are, of course, … Continue reading

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