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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: SmallTree on March 07, 2015, 04:38 AM

Title: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: SmallTree on March 07, 2015, 04:38 AM
I  purchased this little pottery root stand off Tomohiro Masumi at Koju-en, at the time he told me who the artist was and that he was famous for hand carved pottery. I believe he said the artist was "Tojak" or something similar sounding? I have been unable to find anything on this name so believe I either have the spelling incorrect or possibly the name incorrect?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/4keHvswz6xZgW_4ipGz8l-aMNay8IAsVty3AOhjLaXA=w1342-h893-no)

The chop on this item is a little difficult to photograph but this is the chop off another item by the same artist purchased by a friend at the same time.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xKyY96fjSLY/VOHkiz_RjHI/AAAAAAAAJCQ/bi6VXiQKocI/w662-h895-no/IMG_20150216_213250.jpg)

Can anyone correctly identify the artist for me?
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: M. Frary on March 07, 2015, 08:47 AM
  It's not me. For sure.
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: Owen Reich on March 07, 2015, 01:06 PM
 ;D.  Masumi-san is on Facebook.  I'm sure he'd be willing to ID from pics.
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: tmmason10 on March 07, 2015, 01:43 PM
Cool stand! I might need to get one myself.

i wonder if Paul could whip something up...
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: SHIMA1 on March 07, 2015, 05:36 PM
Bonsai Pot Identification" is on Facebook.
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: SmallTree on March 08, 2015, 06:33 AM
Cheers guys, I'll hit facebook up for an answer  ;)
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: SmallTree on March 09, 2015, 05:27 PM
FYI.. I contacted Masumi-san via Facebook and he confirmed the maker as Tohjaku, or more commonly from what I have found "Tojaku".

http://japanesebonsaipots.net/chop-and-signature-resource/tojaku/ (http://japanesebonsaipots.net/chop-and-signature-resource/tojaku/)
Title: Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
Post by: Potawatomi13 on April 13, 2015, 02:28 AM
Very interesting stand and pot. ;)