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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on October 24, 2010, 08:41 PM

Title: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: JRob on October 24, 2010, 08:41 PM
Good Evening All,

Looking for information about Tokoname Master Mr. Watanabe Akira from Kasama, trade name Akira Shouzan. I just purchase one of his pots and a google search turns up very little. Anybody have any information on him from your Japanese pottery books?

Thanks & Regards,

JRob
Title: Re: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: bonsaimeister on October 24, 2010, 10:41 PM
Hi Jeff,

Do you have a photo?
Title: Re: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: JRob on October 28, 2010, 04:36 PM
Josef,

I'll post a pic this weekend. 

I have been corresponding with a gentleman at Tokoname Yuyaku Company, Ltd who has visited the Akira Shouzan studio. Master Akira was born in 1922 and is retired and no longer making pots. His daughter and her husband have continued his work and now run his studio. The gentleman at Yuyaku does not know if Mr. Akira is still alive but is getting more information for me. Evidently Master Akira's pottery is very desirable and collectable.

JRob
Title: Re: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 13, 2010, 07:03 PM
Looking forward to seeing a picture.
Title: Re: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: JRob on November 14, 2010, 04:00 PM
Sure,

Here is a pic of the chop & pot.

JRob
Title: Re: Tokoname Master Watanabe Akira
Post by: JRob on November 14, 2010, 04:01 PM
The chop.