Category Archives: My Personal Collection

A Hanging

Kind of a dramatic title, don’t you think? No, this post will not be about crime, punishment, and the noose, but rather, stuff to put up on the wall in my bonsai workshop and pottery room. I came across this … Continue reading

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From My Collection 16: A Few New Bushuan

I’ve added a great many pots in the last several months since I wrote a collection post, but the lions share of them are definitely Bushuan. Made by Shigeru Fukuda, Bushuan pots feature very nice signature glazes and a very … Continue reading

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An Interesting Surprise?

Last month I received a group of pots I had purchased from Japan in a lot, nothing special, just 10 pots sold as a group that looked decent. I didn’t look too closely before I purchased them, because, well, cheap. … Continue reading

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Nihon de Hajimete, or, Busting the Japanese Cherry(Prelude)

Japan: It’s every Bonsai fanatic’s dream. While I’ve been doing Bonsai for 6 years, it’s only in the last 3 that I’ve become serious about the art. From the first images I saw of Japanese bonsai in Kokufu albums and … Continue reading

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The Pots go up for Auction!

Beginning today at noon, and continuing until Sunday, all the pots still available on the “For Sale” page will be listed for auction on eBay, and 10 or more new pots will be up for auction as well. Reserves at … Continue reading

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Sansyu Ichiyo (三琇一陽 )

Sanshu Ichiyo was born In Aichi prefecture in 1902, and passed away in 1985. His family ran a wholesale China store, an he later ran a similar operation in Tokyo. Selling pottery, he had a unique opportunity to study different … Continue reading

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A Quick Shot of a Kifu Shimpaku(Update, Mystery Solved!)

A while ago I posted this post about a Kifu Size Shimpaku Juniper from my collection. I’d wondered about the pot for quite a while, as it was not marked as a Tofukuji Jr, and the quality was different and … Continue reading

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