Tokoname Bonsai Pots are traditional handmade bonsai pots from the Tokoname region, Aichi prefecture, in central Japan. The ceramics that are made in Tokoname are known throughout Japan and the world as Tokoname ware. The bonsai pots produced there are synonymous with being the highest quality and most sought after bonsai pots in the world. Tokoname ware such as bonsai pots, rustic pottery and ceramic artworks have history dating back about nine hundred years.
What makes these pots so desirable is the prestige of the region and the years of experience that is handed down to each of the craftsmen. The Tokoname region, has focused on ceramics and pottery for hundred of years and they hence take pride in their great work and the artisanship. They know that they are the best and always want to keep it that way.
Each Tokoname Bonsai Pot is carefully made to exact specifications, and are of the finest quality and craftsmanship. The Bonsai Pot maker uses strips of potting clay made around a mold and thus creating a pot itself. After this clay has been set, the pot is then dried in the kiln. The artists may also form a paint and apply a glaze to the finished product, if this is the effect that they desire. Tokoname bonsai pots are not only the perfect place for your Bonsai tree but are also seen as the finest offered by Japan.
Bonsai literally means “planted in a container”. This therefore indicates clearly the inseparability and importance of Bonsai and pottery. Just like painting, the pot usually frames the tree hence complimenting and enhancing its appearance and creating a sense of harmony, while taking care not to divert attention from the tree itself. Finding a Bonsai pot that perfectly fits a specific tree can be tricky, but when you are offered such high quality products from Tokoname, the choice is much easier.