interesting read about pots.
Shiokai Kenji who lives in Kyoto, Japan began making pots in 1972. There is a good bio of him on Ryan’s site that can be found here. We purchased one of Takao-koyo’s pots a good while back from Koju-en located in Kyoto.
We placed a very nice exposed root maple over rock in this pot. I always smile when I tell this story because almost everyone who saw the pot and then the tree said it will never work together. Everyone’s attitude changed once the trident/rock was in the pot as it was a stunning combination. It is clear that Shiokai Kenji has been influenced by Tofukuji by just looking at the glaze treatment. This is the only one I have seen on Koju-en’s web site. Ryan has several of them and I believe he would agree they are quite lovely.
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