Ogurayama, Part 2

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Karahashi Homiyabi was born September 5, 1920, in Kyoto. Before bonsai pottery, he helped with the family business making traditional Kyo-yaki ware. He started his earnest apprenticeship as a potter/painter in 1970 under Heian Matsumoto, and gained his independence in 1975, whereupon he built a hybrid gas/electric kiln and took the potter name “Kiyoumine Ogurayama”. Ogurayama entered his first big bonsai pottery exhibition, the National Masterpiece Kobachi, in 1981, and took the Grand Prize. Since then, he’s won numerous awards and medals for his work. He is now retired, and his son is the Ogurayama.

This is our second look at Ogurayama. The first was 3 years to the day I started working on this article earlier this month: Ogurayama Part 1.

Ogurayama’s work and style are quite varied and impressive: Carved pieces, underglaze painting, over glaze enamel, and glazed containers are all excellent. His painting work is an…

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#bonsai : Changing to adapt to your environment.


Here is one of my regular visitors. He has been through my garden quite a few times. It’s like the hot dry summer was the perfect breeding ground for chameleons. It’s that or they are attracted to something in my garden. imageimageimage
Now just like these creatures change their colors to fit in with the background so to do we have to change and adapt to our environment. What do I mean by this? I can only share my opinions and views with you. You can decide if you agree or disagree with what I’m saying. What adapting refers to for me in this statement is that you must be able to make alternative plans and change as different elements with in the design as these elements reveals themselves to you. Sometimes what we have in mind does not always work out. The main reason for this is the way trees…

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