I am not surprised to find another Buddha figure amongst my friends shelfies. Most of us have visited Japan and been influenced by their pottery and Zen. Would be nice to visit Japan again and see more of their lovely pottery.
My potting friends in Canada have so many pots in their collection that it would keep my blog supplied for years. Here are just two showing some of the beautiful Japanese pots, guinomi and tea bowls that they have collected over their lifetime.
I love looking at peoples book shelves - this one is mine with books on architecture, pottery, Japan as well as my collection of CD's. mostly classical with a lot of piano music. The pots are mostly English earthenware in a collection of a friend of a friend in the UK.
Here are two more shelfie photographs sent to me by friends. The top photograph is from a friend who travels to Japan frequently. The chest, Buddha, lamp etc. all indicate that he has a wonderful collection. The pot collection is of both old and more recently made pieces.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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