Ode to the Kyusu

Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

How many Kyusu do you own? And bonus question, how many do you use? So, 2 answers are permitted.

1
78
19%
2-3
94
23%
4-5
39
9%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
57
14%
2-3
67
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 413

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby IPT » Dec 9th, '10, 20:22

A lot of baby bottles now come with long thin rubber tubes, so the bottles don't have to be held upside down by the child. There are brushes which are designed for cleaning out the tubes. They are on long thing wire handles which flex. They are perfect for cleaning out spouts. You can find the brushes anyplace that sells baby things.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby the_economist » Dec 9th, '10, 23:09

thnks for the suggestions all! i shall make it a point to prepare it for use as soon as possible :)

btw, is it possible for tea stain to build up so much that the porcelain just feels rough? or is it the glaze itself wearing out? any problems either way?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Dec 9th, '10, 23:47

If you are talking about around the rim of the kyusu that actually looks like its unglazed, which may make it harder to clean. But I do not think there are really any problems provided its cleaned enough, perhaps if you have access to bleach soak in a bleach and water solution for awhile and that should kill just about anything and whiten the stains.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Dec 9th, '10, 23:50

Sometimes the rough stuff is tea stained scale ... from what you have already stated, this was NOT an uber maintained kyusu.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Dec 10th, '10, 02:23

That's a great looking kyusu. Yeah it can build up till it feels rough. I' try a good long soak in white vinegar. If that doesn't work, maybe try denture tablets. Good luck! It's lovely.


Thanks IPT!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby IPT » Dec 10th, '10, 12:54

Well, here it is, my first Kyusu. It was made by Teruyuki. Thanks to Toru at Artistic Nippon for the extra work he did to get it for me. It came with a box that he had to get personally from the Teruyuki. The box has ties (Yea!).

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Dec 10th, '10, 12:56

She is a classic! I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby IPT » Dec 10th, '10, 13:43

Oh, I will. Thank you.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby exquisite » Dec 10th, '10, 14:03

IPT wrote:Well, here it is, my first Kyusu. It was made by Teruyuki. Thanks to Toru at Artistic Nippon for the extra work he did to get it for me. It came with a box that he had to get personally from the Teruyuki. The box has ties (Yea!).



I love his style, congratulations , I hope you´ll enjoy it long !

What´s the capacity ?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Dec 10th, '10, 14:09

Very, very nice!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Dec 10th, '10, 19:14

I love that one..sinple elegance. I really like that handle shape too.I am a fan!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby the_economist » Dec 10th, '10, 19:40

beautiful pot IPT! very classy

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby IPT » Dec 10th, '10, 21:44

Thank you guys. I had been looking at it for a long time. I think it's the first one that I've seen that I really wanted. I'm really happy with it. I'm also really impressed with the effort Toru went to for me. Artistic Nippon is blocked in China for some reason and he and Chip figured out which one it was via my description. He was sold out of them, so he personally went to buy more and chose this one for me. I also requested a wooden box, which he said the artist doesn't normally make for this particular Kyusu, but he talked him into it.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby edkrueger » Dec 12th, '10, 18:49

Toru really impressed me when I ordered from AN as well.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby IPT » Dec 12th, '10, 20:20

Isn't it nice to work with such a helpful retailer! He went way beyond the call! He also answered a ton of stupid questions from me.

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