The Artistry and Master Craftsmanship of Yoshiyuki Kawada

Where to See Us in 2022
April 08-10: MABS Annual Spring Festival, Parsippany, NJ

Based just outside Tokyo, Japan resides one of the remaining few master artisans who carve intricate mame bonsai containers.  From his Gi-Shin kiln, some of these are unglazed, those that are glazed use a formula that does not obscure any detail.  Each container is unique and no molds are ever used.  The containers we offer here are artist-graded as First Class / Perfect.  Kawada-san is exceptionally critical about his work and we only offer those that make it to First Class.

This site is the official home for Yoshiyuki Kawada's containers.  He has daily input into the management and inventorying of this site. The inventory is held in the US and ships Monday through Saturday via USPS Priority Mail or First Class Package, including international destinations. Orders over $200 ship free USPS Priority/UPS Two/Three Day within the US. International shipping options are available. Please email or message us to discuss your shipping needs. Occasionally we can ship directly from Japan as well.

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New containers on their way to the US are put up as 'Sold Out' and may be reserved, as described on the container's page.  Once a container is sold, it will be moved to the Previously Sold Containers category so you can see some of the containers that have been offered in the past.

Kawada-san was awarded the Japan Shohin Bonsai Association Chairman's Gold Prize
and Gold Prize in the Unglazed Container category of the Gafu-ten Container Competition in 2019!