This is a handmade custom unglazed Bonsai container made by Gyouzan- Nakano Yuuji. The pot is rectangular and measures 17.72 x 14.37 x 4.72 inches. Unique custom drain holes and clean lines show the high level of craftsmen ship used to build this custom container. The pot is signed on the bottom and has gained patina from many years of use. My contact in Japan told me he believes this pot could be used in the Kokufu exhibition.
Containers produced by the Gyouzan Kiln are created with gorgeous colored and exceptionally high quality clay. This matched with clean lines and phenomenal attention to detail is why Gyouzan makes my favorite modern unglazed containers. In fact, Gyouzan custom made pots which are signed on the bottom are fully handmade, without the use of any molds. This impressive feat is one of the main reasons these containers are often found in Japans top Bonsai exhibitions like the Kokufu Ten. Besides from Gyouzan’s hand made line, they also produce semi-handmade and pots made mostly by using molds. All three tiers of pots are still super high quality, however the price ranges depending the tier. Yukizyou Nakano is the owner and lead maker of Gyouzan containers. His son-in-law Yujii Nakano also created containers in the past, these will be clearly marked as “Yuji” containers to differentiate between the two makers.
Please examine all images closely before purchasing. Many of the items I have for sales have decades of use and may be dirty and small cracks or chips. I do my best to point out anything noteworthy, however it’s very possible I could miss something. Also, because frequently my contacts are in Japan, it’s possible certain subtleties get lost in translation. My intention is not to mislead anyone and I offer a full refund minus return shipping within six days of receiving an item if you are not fully satisfied.