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Hayashi Mokuu

Well, spring sprang with a vengeance this year!  I don’t know about you guys, but I managed to finish everything I had planned for the season, from repotting, to grafting, to styling and on down the line….well, almost everything…I’ve been … Continue reading

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Here There Be Dragons

A 19th century Japanese map, the Jishin-no-ben, depicting an ouroboros dragon which causes earthquakes. While the title of this post comes from a phrase on a few older maps depicting uncharted or dangerous territory, there’s no danger here, although maybe … Continue reading

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Heian Shouami(平安昭阿弥)

In contrast to the last article dealing with the highly refined and detailed work of Kutani Ikko, in todays article with deal with the whimsical and playful painted pottery of Heian Shouami. The first generation “Shouami”(昭阿弥), whose given name was … Continue reading

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Nihon de Hajimete, Part 12: Pottery and Display Journal Part 3

Continuing where we left off, today we take another visit to Shunkaen, Kimura’s garden, and S-Cube, and Yorozuen and check their pottery. So, without further ado: Shunkaen Kobayashi San has one of the most impressive collections of antique and world … Continue reading

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Retrospective

It’s been 2 years since I started this website, in May 2011, and I’m very happy to report that it’s become the go to English resource worldwide for information, edification, and identification of Bonsai pottery. This month marks another milestone … Continue reading

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The 8th JSB Association Pottery Exhibition

Every Year I look forward to the release of images and results from the Japanese Shohin Bonsai Association’s Kobachi exhibition. The exhibition features the work of 50 potters chosen by Mr. Urushibata, showcasing both advanced amateurs and professional bonsai potters. … Continue reading

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Takao Koyo(高雄香葉)

The Kyoto region has had more than its fair share of outstanding potters! In the last two posts, we looked at one of them, Tsukinowa Yusen, and we’ve mentioned Ino Shukuho and Heian Tofujuki before, of course. In today’s post, … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Yusen Part 2

So, this is part 2 of the masterpiece pottery of Tsukinowa Yusen. Glazed and Unglazed Yusen A typical celadon glazed Yusen, with clean lines and a very thick glaze, which softens the edges quite a bit. Another porcelain unpainted Yusen, … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Yusen-Part 1

Among painters of bonsai pottery, no one is more well known and lauded than Tsukinowa Yusen. His real name was 加藤護一(Kato Goichi), and he lived from 1908 to 1998. He was born in Gifu, and moved to Kyoto to study … Continue reading

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A Table of Contents

A Table of contents for the posts Ive done here on the blog, for easier navigation. Posts About Potters’ Work, or Individual Pots Koto Chukan Retrospective: Where Has This Guy Been For 5 Years? Modern Containers, Traditional Motifs Part 2 … Continue reading

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