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Classical Glazes 1, the many faces of Namako

Dating to the Kowatari era, Namako(Nuh-mah-ko), or Sea Cucumber glaze, is one of many Classical Glazes still in use today.  Along with Kinyo(baby blue), Ki(Yellow), Tenmoku, and various Canton glazes, Namako is one of those glazes every Contemporary Japanese artist … Continue reading

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21 Questions for Kawauso Pottery and the Talented Roy Minarai

I started out thinking I was going to do an article about Kawauso Pottery(aka Roy Minarai on Facebook), but the interview stands well on its own. So, here it is in its entirety, along with a selection of Roy’s containers. … 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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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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Kintsugi

If you do Bonsai or collect ceramics long enough, sooner or later this is going to happen to you. While photographing a rare, one of a kind Suiban from artist Shigeru Fukuda, a stone fell on the suiban, effectively destroying … 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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Kutani Ikkou part 2(or, The Best Co-op Ever!)

Okay, so maybe “The Best Co-op Ever!” is a bit of hyperbole. But, when I saw this two pot set from two of my favorite artists, I almost fainted dead away. The two pot set, and the signature and stamp … Continue reading

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Nihon de Hajimete, Part 11: Pottery and Display Journal Part 2

Picking up where we left off, let’s take a look at Fujikawa Kouka En Fujikawa Kouka En has a lot of nice old pots, mostly in larger sizes to suit the larger trees they have at the nursery. I thought … Continue reading

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