Category Archives: Pot Info, ID, Hanko, Books, ect.

Demystifying Tosuis

So here’s one long and complicated family lineage that many find confusing. The Tosui-Harumatsu line of the Seto region is one of the longest in the modern age of bonsai pottery, and both branches continue to see production today, in … Continue reading

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A Forgery! (12/26 update!)

I first posted about a forged Tsukinowa Yusen I found for sale back in August. The bonsai pottery world is certainly not a safer place today! Today I saw this matched pair of “Yusens” for sale….what do you think of … Continue reading

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New Pots Up 9/2, Blog Info

I posted up a few more pots and trees today on the “For Sale” page. But I do that all the time. Since I started this blog, just a few short months ago, I’ve gotten nearly 70,000 hits from you, … Continue reading

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A Forgery!

Often I have friends who are searching for specific pots for specific trees, and also other friends who simply have me keep an eye out for big name potters’ work up for sale. When I find one of these big … Continue reading

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Bijutsu Bonki!

I’ve been looking for this book set for over a year(at a reasonable price!) and this week the copies I picked up arrived. Published by the Nippon Bonsai Association in 1990 as a commemorative of an event, the two volume … Continue reading

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New Links Page Up

I finally managed to begin posting links to sites that I frequent and recommend highly, you’ll find it at the top menu bar. It includes both western and eastern sites about bonsai, pottery, and general tree info. I still have … Continue reading

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Next Book:The Hatanaka

I am about halfway through the Hatanaka pottery book, and posted the keys to the Japanese potters on the new page. If you have the book, it’s now a lot more useful! If you dont, get it! Hatanaka San was … Continue reading

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Japanese Pottery Book Key

I’ve had the 5 easily acquired Japanese multiple potter books for quite awhile now, but other than as “pottery porn” their usefulness to some degree is negligible. I’m sure many others of you have these same books and would agree. … Continue reading

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Takagi Collection Tofukuji

The following wonderful Heian Tofukuji pot was acquired by my friend and fellow collector Matt Ouwinga through Peter Warren at this years Kokufu-Ten exhibition. The pot itself is wonderful, rustic and large, clearly hand formed with great clay. I love … Continue reading

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Two Special Tofukuji Pots In Depth

For today’s post we will look at 2 Heian Tofukuji pots in the collection of bonsai artist and fellow American pot collector Matt Ouwinga. Matt has a great eye for pots and the most extensive collection of Tofukuji pots in … Continue reading

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