In the box

25 Apr

Ok made you wait long enough to see what’s in the box.


The two pots were very safe in the box all very well warped and tied into the bottom of the box.

Ito Gekkou
I could not resist this pot as it is not the usual landscape and pavilion, don’t get me wrong I love them as well (one day). The artistry is superb as you would expect and both sides are as good as a front. With one having left movement and the other right. This is something that can get overlooked sometimes as well as the tree having movement so does the pot design and you want it all flowing together.








Pot 2



I have a few Bigei pots with 3 different chop styles. Does anyone know if like Koyo different stamps were for better quality.

7 Responses to “In the box”

  1. Robert's Shohin April 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    It was worth the wait Andy, stunning

  2. biervenskus May 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Try this site:

  3. japanesepots June 13, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Well, I’m not sure what that site will tell you about chops and their relative values, but I can! Lol. Sure. Different Bigei chops represent quality(as do Koyo, Yamaaki, Gyozan….well, maybe it’s easier to the list ones whose chops don’t represent relative quality….Tosui, nearly all painters of porcelain, most every Japanese Bonsai Ceramic artist before 1970….well, it seems like its complicated. Lol.

    • andysshohin June 13, 2014 at 7:59 am #

      I guess then you have another article to do. I have not really started showing my trees on my blog yet. I have been working on my shohin for the last 2 years to get ready for the nolanders show in Belgium next year so don’t what trees seen before then. Thanks for the confirmation on the chops, just need to find out the order now, or confirm what I think.

  4. Nicolas Perier August 14, 2015 at 6:51 am #

    Hi Andy,

    May I know where you bought these beautiful pots from?

    Many thanks!


    • andysshohin August 14, 2015 at 9:10 am #

      Hi Nico
      Pots came from

      • Nicolas Perier August 14, 2015 at 9:15 am #

        Thanks a lot Andy, for this information, and for your blog! It’s great!

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