The Artistry and Master Craftsmanship of Yoshiyuki Kawada
Kawada-san Wins HUGE Gafu-ten, 2019!
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!
Where to See Us in 2020
April: Mid Atlantic Spring Festival, Harrisburg, PA
May: Bonsai Society of Upstate New York, Rochester, NY
Sept: US National Bonsai Exhibition, Rochester, NY
Oct: ABS/NBF/PBA, US National Bonsai Arboretum, Washington DC
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 within the US and free USPS First Class Internationally.
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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.