Today’s post will introduce you to Ryokujuan Tosui’s bonsai pots.  The Tosui pots seem to take many shapes and forms.  He doesn’t seem to specialize in any one category as he has produced unglazed, glazed, hand-painted and pots of various shapes and sizes.  We look forward to your feedback on his pots.

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

This is likely our favorite pot by Tosui.  A mixture of complimentary glazes with just a subtle thin dripping or brush application.

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

A very strong pot design. Do the feet help this pot? It seems to make it stronger as compared to the subtlety of a Kouzan pot.  Interesting glaze but perhaps a bit too uniform in the application for our tastes? Thoughts?

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

We love strong red glazes.  A bit muddy but overall very nice.

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

We had to look at this for a while and we still haven’t made up our mind yet.  We love the shape and the top part of the pot is very interestingly glazed.  The bottom section of the pot we have to think about for a while. Does it detract from the overall look of the pot to you? Too much mustard color?  What kind of tree would one place in this pot?

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編)

An interesting shape that we would likely use for an accent plant.  We do wonder how difficult it would be to take anything out of it where the roots were allowed to grow for a very long time.  If the roots were impacted it could be quite difficult removing the plant or tree.

Tosui Artist Mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

Ryokujuan Tosui (陶翠編) - Artist mark

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