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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 30, 2011, 04:02 PM

Title: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 30, 2011, 04:02 PM
I just bought this from Mr. Matt Ouwinga.   It is an antique Houkido pot.  I adore the color and design.  I just thought I would show it off
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 30, 2011, 04:04 PM
Here are few more.  I am very proud of it.  I like it so much that I bought it and do not even have a tree to put in it.
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: bwaynef on March 30, 2011, 09:34 PM
Looks like a nice pot.  Do you have any ideas as to what you might want to put in it?  Edumacate me on what a Houkido pot is.
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 30, 2011, 09:46 PM
I would like to put a crab apple or a quince in it.  I want some kind of flowering tree for it.  I do not know much about Houkido.  I have heard he was a famous Japanese potter. 
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 30, 2011, 10:23 PM
Whoa... I was mistaken.  It is not an antique.  According to Matt it is about 30 years old and he and his kiln no longer make pots.  This does not diminish it's value in my eyes in anyway, but I am sorry to have mislead you.  Maybe bonsaimeister will come along and tell us everything we ever wanted to know about Mr. Houkido.
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: bonsaimeister on March 31, 2011, 02:24 AM
Great pot! 8)

You could ask GastroGnome about it. Maybe he can get some more info.
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: GastroGnome on March 31, 2011, 01:24 PM
Sure thing!
Naoyuki Maenami
Born 1942. Made pots at home kiln beginning in the sixties.  Started professional kiln 1976 in Tokoname. 
as Matt indicated, he no longer makes pots. 
Interesting sidenote, when he first started making pots(he pioneered new rich colors of clay) his pots were mistaken by collectors as antique Chinese!  So Outlaw, you're not alone!
I have one of the first pots he made, at his home kiln, with a dual signature of "maenami" and "Houkidou"
Very nice and old!
I love this white pot, I saw it from Matt too, haven't seen another like it before.
Title: Re: Antique Houkido Pot
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on March 31, 2011, 02:56 PM
Wow.  Awesome information.  Thank you.