Ditto Norm. If you're just starting and don't have anything worth potting, wait until the tree is developed and you know what kind of pot you want. With that said, there are A LOT of custom potters out there (Iker, Erin, Remington) whose products are A LOT more interesting and of very high quality for a fraction of the price of Tokoname. For my money, high priced Asian pots are ridiculous, and I often see trees in them and shrug. Yeah, they're pretty. But so what, other pots are just as pretty. Why pay 3, 4, or 5 times the price? Unless, of course, you like throwing your money away.