Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

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Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale – Bonsai pots are one of the most important elements in creating a beautiful bonsai display. Choosing the right pot can enhance the tree by complementing or contrasting the bonsai’s characteristics. For example, when you choose a bonsai pot with smooth lines and a gray color, the meandering movement of the trunk in a relaxed upright pine bonsai, as well as the gray bark of the tree complement each other and become more prominent. There are a number of famous periods and manufacturers of bonsai pots, from ancient China to the modern West, that you should study as you continue your bonsai education. Here we will take a look at just a handful of prominent examples.

Tokoname bonsai pots are those produced in the Tokoname area of ​​Japan. Located in central Honshu, Japan, not far from Nagoya, Tokoname is known for producing ceramics of all kinds, from roof tiles to toilet bowls to bonsai pots. What makes Tokoname pots so desirable is the type of clay found in that area, which is purple in hue and smooth in texture, as well as the craftsmanship that Tokoname makers put into each pot. For example, the rectangular unglazed planter by Reiho shown here is an excellent example of the soft purple clay used to construct a nearly perfect planter with straight edges and ideal proportions for use with a bonsai tree.

Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

Kowatari bonsai pots are those that were made in China before the year 1800 CE. While these ceramics come from many places in China, the most commonly found Kowatari vessels originate from Yixing (near Shanghai) and Cochin (South China or North Vietnam). It became popular in the 1970s and 1980s to import these pots from China to Japan for use with bonsai at the Kokufu-ten Japan National Bonsai Exhibition. Today, many of the Kowatari vessels that were imported to Japan decades ago are being repatriated to China as wealthy Chinese collectors buy them back. Common Kowatari colors are shudei, shidei, shirokochi, and namako, among many others.

Tokoname Maruhei Golden Brown Unglazed Rounded Rectangle Bonsai Pot

Nakawatari bonsai pots are those that were produced in China between the years 1800-1911 CE. The term Nakawatari translates to middle cross, referring to the period in which the vessels were produced, many of which were imported into Japan (however, most of these ceramics were imported into Japan in the 1970s and 1980s). Nakawatari jars are used with both conifers and broadleaf species and are typically characterized by a rounded base and narrow dimensions from front to back. These bonsai pots are best used for older trees to be displayed. Common Nakawatari colors are shudei, shidei, shirokochi, aokochi, and namako, among many others.

Modern Chinese bonsai pots have gotten a bad rap in recent decades due to their perceived shoddy quality and mass-produced craftsmanship. However, it should be noted that most of these pots are produced in the Yixing area of ​​China, just outside of Shanghai, where there are actually dozens of kilns of various quality levels. Yixing clay is known for its purple hue and smooth texture, similar to Japanese Tokoname bonsai pots. Many of our Eisei-en bonsai are kept in higher quality modern Yixing pots, such as the Scots pine pictured here.

In the last two decades, as bonsai has become more popular in the United States, there has been an increased demand for high-quality American-made bonsai pots. Drawing on the traditions of Japanese and Chinese pottery, American potters have expanded the notion of what constitutes a bonsai pot by experimenting with unique colors, shapes and textures. Today, there are a number of outstanding bonsai potters in the United States, including Sara Rayner, Byron Myrick, Stacy Allen Muse, and Roy Minarai. The tree shown here is a Japanese snowdrop planted in a Roy Minarai bonsai pot.

European bonsai potters have also drawn on the traditions of Japan, using local clays, glazes and cultural motifs to create some of the most unique bonsai pots in the world. The culture of each country is reflected in some way in the respective bonsai pots created within each region. Some of our favorite European potters include Fukurou Ceramics (Switzerland), Stonemonkey potters (England) and Fanda Ceramics (Czech Republic). The pot shown here is a mushikui or worm-eaten pot from Stonemonkey Ceramics. This notched square design planter has a stunning dark brown unglazed color. This pot is a large size and is made by Yamaaki.

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Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

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Inch Sho Kawaguchi Tokoname Pot At Bonsai Outlet

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Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

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Chinese High Quality, Unglazed Round, 330 X 110mm

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Tokoname Zenigo Iron Unglazed Rectangle Bonsai Pot

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Tokoname Bonsai Pots For Sale

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