Category Archives: My Personal Collection

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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Still More New(Old) Pots up For Sale

More pots posted up on the “For Sale” page! Big names, Big pots! Zeshin, Shoseki, Koyo, Keizan, Tofukuji and Bushuan!! Click here to check them Out! For Sale

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More new(old) pots for Sale!

Another 30 or so lists today on the “For Sale” of the site. Many budget level Tokoname shohin pots with excellent patinas. Something for every budget! More still to come tomorrow, when I’ll be listing a couple of Tofukuji, super … Continue reading

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Pots From the Bushuan Kiln 4

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a rabid fan of the work of Shigeru Fukuda, who makes some spectacular bonsai pots under the trade name Bushuan. For a look back at some of the other Bushuan pots … Continue reading

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New Pots Up for Sale!!!

After 6 months of hoarding, more than 50 pots now going up for sale on the For Sale page here at the site! I’ve listed 30 today and will list the rest tomorrow. You can check them out by clicking … Continue reading

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Matsumoto Shouseki(松本松石)

Born Haruyoshi Matsumoto(松本治義)in 1940 in Shizuouka prefecture, Matsumoto Shouseki has been making Bonsai pottery, beginning as a hobby, since 1958. He was a new art exhibition co-winner in 1975, and has exhibited several times at the Shohin Kobachi Exhibition. Initially … Continue reading

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Hikosanjin(彦山人)

The full name of his kiln is 久保田彦山人(Kubota Hikosanjin), and he was born 久保田信彦(Kubota Shingen) in 1933, in Chiba prefecture. Hikosanjin has been painting and making bonsai pots since the 1970’s and is especially well known for painted celadon and … Continue reading

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