Bigei ,Tokoname bonsai pot-Artist Mr. Hirata Atsumi ( Collectors Edition )
Bigei ,Tokoname bonsai pot-Artist Mr. Hirata Atsumi ( Collectors Edition )

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94 X 83 X 38 MM (3 5/8 X 3 1/4 X 1 1/2 INCH) HEXAGON SHAPE, HAND ENGRAVED, BURNISHED GARGOYLE DESIGN rokkaku-- hexagon enzuke-- lip attached hankei -- curved shita-obi-- belt on bottom ashi-tsuki-- feet attached

  • Actual name-- Hirata Atsumi-- Born 1939 (Showa 14). In 1958 (Showa 33), he begun the study of ceramics. He taught himself the craft of the potter's wheel and in 1969 (Showa 44) he began to make unglazed bonsai pots. In 1975(Showa 50), he established his own kiln. Some Begei pots are chuhin, or medium-sized pots, but Begei has an especially high reputation among connoisseurs of shohin bonsai for its shaded shudei (vermilion) shohin pots. (Japanese: : shudei bokashi: a vermilion clay that is shaded from light to dark).In recent years, he has made strenuous efforts to add decorative details to his pots, such as sketching pictures, carving see-through designs and carving figures in relief. Such detail work, if not overdone, adds interesting variations to the pots. However, the most tasteful shohin bonsai pots are of course the ones which best promote the main qualities of the tree. With his knowledge of bonsai, Begei continued to create simple but attractive shohin pots. With the closing of his kiln and retirement the bonsai world has lost one of it's most revered potters and ceramic artists.

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