Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

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Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby bodhidharma » May 19th, 2017, 3:50 pm

This Stunning, and i mean stunning, Tokoname pot was for sale at our last Bonsai show in Castlemaine. I was VERY surprised nobody had snapped it up and i did so immediately. I instantly saw my little English elm in it and that came into being today. I have been working on the little E.E for some time now and, at 220mm, qualifies as a bonefide Shohin. The tree is another 4-5 years off yet and i think the combination works very well. I scored another couple and will keep you posted. The pots had been sitting in the previous owners shed since he purchased them in Japan in the 60's-70's? and they have been there ever since. He became unwell and got rid of everything Bonsai through our club so i thank him and am very grateful.
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Jow » May 19th, 2017, 3:56 pm

Nice pot, Looks like a Koyo.

I am guessing its made of black clay?
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby bodhidharma » May 19th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Jow wrote:Nice pot, Looks like a Koyo.

I am guessing its made of black clay?

Hi Joe, Not a pot expert as you know but when we next meet i will get you to I.D it, rumour has it you are doing a session with us a Castlemaine?
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Jow » May 19th, 2017, 4:07 pm

bodhidharma wrote:
Jow wrote:Nice pot, Looks like a Koyo.

I am guessing its made of black clay?

Hi Joe, Not a pot expert as you know but when we next meet i will get you to I.D it, rumour has it you are doing a session with us a Castlemaine?


It looks very much like an older Koyo. Black clay will be the tell along with the stamp but the glaze is very much in Koyo's style of this era. Its a really nice shape and probably a little more rare than larger sizes for the time period. As shohin is far more popular now, more pots are being made in this size as a result.

Great find!

If i am i haven't yet been contacted by Castlemaine, but more than happy to come up for a visit. I am pretty flat out with bookings this year but can probably fit you guys in.

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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Ray M » May 19th, 2017, 4:23 pm

bodhidharma wrote:This Stunning, and i mean stunning, Tokoname pot was for sale at our last Bonsai show in Castlemaine. I was VERY surprised nobody had snapped it up and i did so immediately. I instantly saw my little English elm in it and that came into being today. I have been working on the little E.E for some time now and, at 220mm, qualifies as a bonefide Shohin. The tree is another 4-5 years off yet and i think the combination works very well. I scored another couple and will keep you posted. The pots had been sitting in the previous owners shed since he purchased them in Japan in the 60's-70's? and they have been there ever since. He became unwell and got rid of everything Bonsai through our club so i thank him and am very grateful.


Hi Bodhi,
That's a very nice acquisition mate. Looks very nice. :tu:

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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Pearcy001 » May 19th, 2017, 4:53 pm

That pot is stunning Bodhi. The tree really is progressing nicely as well.

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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Freckl » May 19th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Stunning Tree Bodhi and that pot. Just wow!
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby MountainFrost » May 19th, 2017, 6:00 pm

What a perfect match! Looks amazing! :tu:
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby wrcmad » May 19th, 2017, 6:04 pm

Definitely a Koyo.
Look at my avatar..... :)
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby boom64 » May 19th, 2017, 6:45 pm

Great Pot and great tree ,well done Bodhidharma.
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby GavinG » May 19th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Such a deep pot needs a stumpy solid tree, and such a strong glaze needs a dramatic tree - well matched. Neither are easy to pair up. It's good when karma works with you.

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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby Matt S » May 19th, 2017, 8:56 pm

Gorgeous combo, well done. :mrgreen:
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby melbrackstone » May 19th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Wow, great combo!
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby bodhidharma » May 24th, 2017, 7:17 pm

Thanks all, i don't often get chuffed when something comes together but i am in love with this setting. Can't wait till the tree has some more ramification.
wrcmad wrote:Definitely a Koyo.
Look at my avatar.....


Main reason i bought it as i have lusted after yours ever since i saw it.
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Re: Finally!!! A pot for my tree.

Postby paranet » May 24th, 2017, 10:32 pm

This pot is really cool where did you bought it?
Don't think that bonsai it's just trivial matter. It is a real culture and tradition without any jokes and games
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