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Imaoka Machinao

Imaoka Machinao was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and uses his given name for his kiln. He began making Bonsai pots in 1964, and in1972 he moved his kiln to Ito, in Shizuoka.  A short 9 years later he had … Continue reading

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Glazed Pots by Zyubei 3

I first wrote about Shigeru Zyubei in my third article here, all the way back in May 2011, in Glazed Pots by Shigeru Zyubei. Since then, his star has certainly risen, taking first prize in the 2014 Modern Shohin Potters … Continue reading

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The 10th Annual Modern Shohin Container Artist Exhibition, Part 2

There were many other artists in this year’s exhibition that deserved note(in fact all of them were excellent). But my time is limited, so here are the entries that most caught my eye. If you’d like to see the rest … Continue reading

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The 10th Annual Modern Shohin Container Artist Exhibition, Part 1

Every year I look forward to the images and summary of the Shohin potters exhibition held during Gafu Ten in January and sponsored by the Japan Shohin Bonsai Association. But this year I was anticipating the results something special as … Continue reading

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Sharaku(写楽)

Sharaku was born Masahiro Shimotori(霜鳥昌弘) in Niigata Prefecture in 1940, but currently works in Yashio in Saitama. He had great interest in Bonsai, and studied at Shunkaen under the renowned Kunio Kobayashi, and won awards for his Satsuki, notably the … Continue reading

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Bang For Your Buck Potters 2: Koyo Toen(鴻陽陶園)

Aiba Kouichirou Aiba Kouichirou was born in Showa 19(1944) the son of a potter whose family specialized in pots for plants and tableware, a kiln founded by his grandfather. In early 1970, Aiba Kouichirou built a new kiln, changed the … Continue reading

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Ono Gishin

Ono Gishin was born in Sukumo, a castle town, the eldest son of a Tosa clan samurai, Ono Fushikichi, in 1839, and passed away in 1905. As a fifth rank Noble, Gishin was the head of his Village in Tosa, … Continue reading

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Bonsai Connect(Reblogged From Bonsai Unearthed)

Bonsai Unearthed This is a new website I’m developing as an information resource and sounding board for everyone from seasoned bonsai veterans to the newest person who thinks bonsai are only available from ephemeral vans on the side of the … Continue reading

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Chops Database

Just a progress report today. The chops Database has been reorganized and everything captioned, to make identification easier. I’ll be finishing up uploading, titling, editing, and captioning the rest of the new chops this week, then it’s back to articles … Continue reading

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Nashville Bonsai Society Regional Expo and Show

Sorry For the lack of posts lately, readers! I’ve been working on updating the chops database, which is a long and arduous process, as there are more than twice as many chops I need to add as what is already … Continue reading

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