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

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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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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