Traditional Japanese stoneware Bonsai pots you can buy on Amazon
Zenigou, Oval Bonsai pot (used)
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.
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)
Size:9 1/4” x 7 1/16” x 3 1/2″
Yamaaki, Patina Rectangular Bamboo Cord (used)
Size:14 15/16” x 11 5/8″ x 3 15/16″
Yamaaki, Window & Cutcorner Rectangular Large (used)
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)
Size:13 3/8″ x 9 5/16″ x 3″
Yamaaki, Master Koshousen Rarest Hexagonal Mushikui (used)
Size:16 1/8” x 12″ x 4 15/16″
Yamaaki, Window Cloud Feet (used)
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)
Size:7.0 X 6.0 X 2.0
Size:5.9 x 7.5 x 1.6
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)
Size:5/8” x 10 3/8” x 1 5/8″
Rectangular Chic (used)
Size:5 5/16” x 4 1/4 x 1 7/16″
Patina Rectangular (used)
Size:5 1/2” x 4 5/8” x 1 3/8
Round Cloud Feet (used)
Size:5” x 5″ x 1 15/16″
Yamafusa, Rectangular (new)
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.