A need for ID of this pot!

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I wonder who made the pot with this signature. I tried few different sources but not succeeded. My teacher thought it was Gazan but I couldn't find any information in google. Thanks.
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Sousho style is almost impossible to read without a reference to the original author. If you Sensei was correct and said Gazan it could possibly read 雅山道 but this is only a guess...Also, I do not know very much about pottery and history.
 

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Sousho style is almost impossible to read without a reference to the original author. If you Sensei was correct and said Gazan it could possibly read 雅山道 but this is only a guess...Also, I do not know very much about pottery and history.
Thanks Kakejiku. That is exactly what my Sensei wrote when he looked for this signature. He told me that this pot was not Tokoname pot.

See if you can find it here: http://bonsaipotplaza.com/
I searched the information in this site. Thanks anyway
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Could you post a picture of the pot? The signature look very close to a couPle of potters, a picture of the pot will help me identify it conclusively.
 

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Could you post a picture of the pot? The signature look very close to a couPle of potters, a picture of the pot will help me identify it conclusively.
Hi GastroGnome,
Here are pictures. Its outside dimension has length 30 1/2" , width 23 1/2" , depth 9 3/4"
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Thanks Kakejiku. That is exactly what my Sensei wrote when he looked for this signature. He told me that this pot was not Tokoname pot.

Ok, I did a little, actually it was a lot of search terms on google.co.jp and this site gave me some pretty comprehensive information.
http://www.gasen.jp/
株式会社 雅山(がせん)
代表者:長谷川 雅也
約900年の伝統ある山形鋳物を受け継ぎながら、新しい息吹を込めて、製造・販売しております。
■製造・営業品目
銅・鉄・合金および鋳物、茶の湯道具・花器・美術工芸品およびインテリア作品。
■銅構造物・建築用・庭園用装飾作品/モニュメント・銅像制作。
■通商産業省認定 国家指定伝統工芸品。

What it says (short and abbreviated translation) is there is a company called 雅山 Gasen, that is run by Masaya Hasegawa (born 1959). It has about a 900 year history in Yamagata (prefecture) casting and molding. Perhaps you could e-mail directly and see if they are the one that made this...but it might be a stretch because they are more into working with bronze and sculpting They did have some beautiful flower vases that appear to be ceramic though...info@gasen.jp

Hope this helps and is not a dead end.
 

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Thanks for your time and effort, Kakejiku. I will email them.
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