Sam and Kathy Edge live in Northern California.  They are passionate about suiseki, bonsai and collecting high quality Japanese and Chinese bonsai pots.

KJ recently left working for Foursquare’s Northern California District and is now back to computer consulting.  Sam works for Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s film production company Revelations Entertainment in Santa Monica, CA.

We have two sons David and Nathan who are attending Elon University in North Carolina.


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  1. can you help me find where to buy TSUKINOWA_YUSEN SON bonsai pots other than at AUCTION. IS there a website where they can be purchased or a shop etc.

    Regards James

    • James welcome to our blog. Tsukinowa Yusen pots can be purchased from Yorozuen.com. You can go to their web site at http://www.yorozuen.co.jp or contact directly Fukano Ayumu directly at ayumufukano@hotmail.com.

      On the Yorozuen web site look for the links labeled 144 through 147 with 147 being the latest pots. His site currently doesn’t list any for sale. He updates his site about once per week. My guess is that he attempted to sell them at the 2009 Shohin Auction as Fujanao Aymumu was the auction director last year. When he posts a pot look for this chop mark 月之輪湧泉 on the bottom of the pot.

      This site contains one for sale: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/vertmoi/483805/908517/593325/

      The pot is HU-001 定価 450,000円 (税込472,500円) 送料込. The total before shipping and acquisition costs would be: $5,420. If you are interested in this pot I would suggest contacting Yoshi – see article on my blog on how to do that and please mention my name to him. I receive no reimbursement for Yoshi. It is just so he know that you were a referral.

      • Hello,
        Could you tell me where i can find full resolution of all the green club photos pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase ?

      • Laurent,

        A link was posted this morning on our blog. Do you live in France?


  2. bonsaijapan said:

    Fantastic Blog! There is very little is available in English about Japanese pots so you blog and its links are invaluable.
    I have enjoyed the posts so far and look forward to more in the future! You have helped to expand my knowledge and deflate my wallet.

    Thanks again


    • Joe you are quite welcome. I agree that information on Japanese pots in English is very hard to come by. If you don’t own this book yet, please do as soon as you can. It is one of the very few books on great Japanese and Chinese pots that is in both English and Japanese. http://bonsai.ocnk.net/product/19. They are a reliable seller and I know you will enjoy the book.

      KJ and I look forward to sharing more with you in future posts. Happy New Year!

      • bonsaijapan said:

        Thanks to your blog i own that and several others that you recommended. Next time i get to Japan i will make sure to upload a whole lot of pot photos to my blog.

        Thanks again.


      • bonsaijapan said:

        Hi Sam,

        I am starting up a seccond blog that is bonsai related and was hoping that it was ok to link to yours. I have the link up currently but would be more than happy to take it down if you would like.

        The blog is http://nichigobonsai.wordpress.com/

        Hopefully i will be able to post a few of my pots there that you might be able to comment on.

        I look forward to your future posts,


  3. Tom Knoblauch said:

    Hi Sam,
    It is good to find your blog!
    I was on the trip to Kokufu in ’08’ with Boon’s group. You had mentioned putting together photos of the trip. Did anything ever come from that? I’m up in Seattle and don’t get all the news from BIB at least until the web blogs!

    Thanks, Tom

  4. Hello Mr. Edge,

    Is there a way to contact you via email? Thank you!


  5. Hello Mr. Edge,

    Is there a way to contact you via email? Thank you!


  6. ciao sam e kathy, un saluto dall’italia,,,sono contento di aver visto e seguire il vostro blog,,,molto bello e ben fatto,,,,,,amo i suiseki! grazie.

  7. Hi Sam, very very compliment for your blog,,, is fantastic. I request an information, during a trip to China to work I bought two antique vases with the help of a friend antiquarian.The problem is that I can not identify their age, can you help? Where can I send pictures? Very very thanks
    Best Regards, Robert

  8. Hi Sam & Kathy,

    Firstly, let me say how much I enjoy your blog.

    I have a large Edo period bronze doban for which I am seeking a stone of appropriate size. The doban is 27″ X 16.5″ X 1″. Ideally, I’m looking for a distant mountain stone or a doha or danseki. Two questions:

    What size stone should I be looking for?

    Any idea where I might find one?



  9. Bruce Richardson said:

    Hi Sam and Kathy,
    Bruce and Teresa here. We are currently in Boise, Id. We ended a 5+ year run as church camp managers in the Redwoods of Southern Humboldt County last May. During that time I realized I had a problem with my love and fascination with rocks. Never as an idol. Always as an amazing creation of our Fathers. I accumulated many rocks and a couple of boulders. Sold some to pay other debts last Summer. Still have some beautiful examples of Jasper. Not sure of the real value, but was hoping you might have some idea. The 2 boulders are 200+ pounds and possibly 400+ pounds. The first is an excellent example of black and gold ( yellow ) jasper with qualities of agate with red and white veins. The second is white and light green jasper. Both so nice. The work you guys show is awesome. Let me know if you guys have any ideas you could pass on. I’d be glad to send pics of blue, orange, pink, white, black and imperial green jaspers that I was led to. Thanks, Bruce and Teresa

    • Sam Edge said:

      Hi Bruce and Teresa, there are a few people that I know that sell jasper but I’m not sure if they buy it to resell or not. You can feel free to send photos to suiseki@yahoo.com. Best, Sam

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