The first generation of the “BONSAI DAIJUEN” founded in 1935 has a career that has brought the “KOWATARI” to the Tokoname maker and was devoted to making pots in “TOKONAME”.
Selection of pots tends to focus on thinking about the shape, tone and texture of pots that attract the most beautiful tree shapes, but in the bonsai world where the longevity is respected. We believe it is very important that you have steady features to protect.
Because “TOKONAME” uses clay produced in the same area where we have bonsai gardens, There is a reliable sense of security that we provide the optimum environment for protecting the trees we grow. I realize that every day I feel that I can stabilize the roots of trees and focus on bonsai creation.
Also when pots are displayed at exhibitions they reflect the preferences of each bonsai maker. However when preparing for exhibitions it is very important to use pots that correspond to bonsai that will eventually be created and Tokoname bonsai pots, through daily use, care and interaction, will help the bonsai makers imagination that I feel is a dependable partnership.
◎ Third head of BONSAI DAIJUEN
◎ Mr.Saichi Created a “Tanyoho” of Kuromatsu Bonsai, driving force of Kuromatsu Bonsai
◎ Mr.Suzuki 3rd generation is vice chairman of Nippon Bonsai Growers Cooperative, chairperson of Nippon Bonsai Taikaiten
Mr. Fujikawa who trained under Mr. Masahiko Kimura, a master of contemporary bonsai from the age of 20. While creating a work that makes you feel delicate and beautiful in dynamic nature and in a tree shape Approximately 100 years old pot of Antique Chinese Pots with shallow depth is his favorite.
In daily bonsai creation also “TOKONAME” is highly usable.
I think “TOKONAME” seems to be strongly faced with trees everyday as being a pots designed primarily considering the growth of trees. Because “TOKONEME” is difficult for the pots to crack due to absorption of water.
In addition, the flat bottom with no distortion produced by the craftsmanship of “TOKONAME” is one of the very important elements to protect and nurture trees and also with hundreds of years of history it can be said that it is a pots that can be used with peace of mind.
◎ The representative of FUJIKAWA HOSEI EN
◎ Won the Prime Minister’s Award of the 43rd Nippon Bonsai Sakufuten (2017)
◎ Trophy oﬃcial demonstrators (2019)
Peter Warren is a London based British bonsai professional who undertook a traditional six year apprenticeship under the world famous master Mr. Kunio Kobayashi at his nursery in Tokyo, Shunkaen Bonsai Museum. After graduating in 2009 Mr. Warren has been teaching and working with enthusiasts around the world and establishing his own nursery on the outskirts of London.