AdamMY wrote:I still want to know how you pulled that one off! Whats funny is I was using that kyusu this morning looking at those photos, thinking it did look quite like parts of that kyusu, though there was no hole, so it wasn't the lid. I also couldn't figure out how if it broke the bottom would still be a near perfect circle. And yes I mean the kyusu you pictured earlier.
Wellll, Adam "hit the kyusu on the bottom" ... so to speak.
After post-use rinsing out this kyusu for the many 100th time, and then gently drying the exterior as I always do ... poof, the bottom rolled out of the pot into my hand. Virtually perfect. I looked in utter disbelief.
I suspect this is a production method ... maybe in more mass produced pieces? Just as the body, spout, lid, handle and lid are made seperately and then assembled, I think this bottom was also made seperately and then attached. There is really no broken nor jagged clay edge.
Amazing ... the pot never offered a clue that something was amiss. No leak, sounded solid ... no warning.