Tokoname Bonsai pots from Japan

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Zenigou, Oval Bonsai pot (used)

Japan Tokoname Zenigou Luxury Oval Bonsai Pot

Size:18 1/8″ x 13 3/4″ x 4 1/8″



It is said the introduction of the culture to planting a tree in a pot from China in Heian Period (794-1185). Firstly, the aristocratic people enjoyed the new art, and then the monks and samurais too. The samurai warriors especially love Bonsai as their hobby and it spread throughout the town people in Edo Period (1603-1868). The techniques for Bonsai greatly grew during the period. And various pods were also used for them.



Today, there are many kinds of Bonsai pods which are pottery, porcelain and stoneware. Both of Chinese and Japanese are so popular. Tokoname is one of the oldest kilns in Japan. The Six Oldest Kilns, Seto, Tokoname, Bizen, Tamba, Echizen, Shigaraki are the representative kilns. The native beauty is in harmony with a tree of Bonsai.




The production area of Tokoname ware is Aichi Prefecture. 


It is about 40km (25mile) from Nagoya City to Tokoname City. Though Tokoname City is famous for Chubu International Airport, most Japanese people know the name of the city for the pottery. Because the kyusu teapots of Tokoname ware are most popular in Japan.



Japanese Teapot Kyusu Tokoname / Potter: Sho / Big Size 16.9 Fl Oz

Japanese teapot Kyusu of Tokoname ware



One of the good points of Tokoname kyusu is to make the taste of green tea mellow. But the smooth and soft surface is also a feature that’s a reason why Japanese people have loved.  




Unglazed Tokoname Bonsai Pots


When it comes to Tokoname ware, it is famous for the beauty of the unglazed surface. Even a rectangle shape looks soft for the surface of Tokoname ware.



Yamaaki, Soft Rectangular (used)

Japan Tokoname Bonsai Pot Yamaaki Excellent Clay Soft Rectangular

Size:9 1/4” x 7 1/16” x 3 1/2″




Yamaaki, Patina Rectangular Bamboo Cord (used)

Tokoname Bonsai Pot Koyo High Grade Vintage Patina Rectangular Bamboo Cord

Size:14 15/16” x 11 5/8″ x 3 15/16″




Yamaaki, Window & Cutcorner Rectangular Large (used)

Tokoname Bonsai Pot by Yamaaki Koshousen Window & Cutcorner Rectangular Large

Size:16 3/8” x 13 3/16″ x 4 5/16″




An unglazed Bonsai pot, Doromono, has a natural and soft texture. Furthermore, that is superior to a glazed Bonsai pot in terms of a heat-insulating property. But it is easy to dry up the soil and suit for a pine or oak tree.




Yamaaki, Curved Oval (used)

Japan Tokoname Yamaaki Beautiful Curved Oval Bonsai Pot  

Size:13 3/8″ x 9 5/16″ x 3″





Yamaaki, Master Koshousen Rarest Hexagonal Mushikui (used)

Tokoname Bonsai Pot Yamaaki Master Koshousen Rarest Hexagonal Mushikui

Size:16 1/8” x 12″ x 4 15/16″





Yamaaki, Window Cloud Feet (used)

Japan Tokoname Yamaaki Window Cloud Feet Vintage Bonsai Pot

Size:11 7/8″ x 7 11/16″ x 3 1/8″



Yamaaki (山秋) Bonsai pot is one of the traditional craft studios which gets the highest acclaim. The high-quality surface is the greatest in the country.






Glazed Tokoname Bonsai Pots

The glazed Bonsai pots of Tokoname ware is graceful and wet. It has a thicker texture than the unglazed pots. Deciduous, flowering, and bearing fruit trees look good on the glazed pots.



Eimei, Oval (new)

YUKIMONO Tokoname Eimei Oval bonsai pot, 7.0-Inch Celadon

Size:7.0 X 6.0 X 2.0






Oval (new)

Japan Tokoname Ware Oval Bonsai Pot Yamafusa 34T29 Lapis Lazuli

Size:5.9 x 7.5 x 1.6





Oval (new)

Japan Tokoname Ware Oval Bonsai Pot Yamafusa 34T29 Ivory

Size:5.9 x 7.5 x 1.6




An oval pot really go well with soft leaves and trees, while a square one is suited for powerful trees.




Shuhou, Shallow Oval (used)

Tokoname Bonsai Pot Shuhou Great Glaze Shallow Oval Vintage Large 39.6cm 15 5/8"

Size:5/8” x 10 3/8” x 1 5/8″





Rectangular Chic (used)

Japan Tokoname Bonsai Pot by Yamafusa Vintage Excellent Patina Rectangular Chic

Size:5 5/16” x 4 1/4 x 1 7/16″






Patina Rectangular (used)

Japan Tokoname Bonsai Pot by Yamafusa Blue Glazed Old Patina Rectangular

Size:5 1/2” x 4 5/8” x 1 3/8






Round Cloud Feet (used)

Japan Tokoname Bonsai Pot by Bigei Rare Blue Green Glaze Round Cloud Feet

Size:5” x 5″ x 1 15/16″






Yamafusa, Rectangular (new)

Tokoname Bonsai Pot Yamafusa High Class Great Glazed Rectangular Ex-Large

Size:18 7/16” x 13 1/16″ x 3″





Blue or green pots emphasize the colors of the flowers, fruit, and red leaves. And an old Tokoname pot would be much for old trees.



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