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
70
21%
2-3
75
22%
4-5
33
10%
6-7
6
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
1%
15 or more
5
1%
I USE 1
51
15%
2-3
51
15%
4-5
20
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
1%
 
Total votes : 335

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chasm » Apr 8th, '11, 08:22

mjanowich wrote:My first kyusu and houhin arrived today from Yuuki-Cha.


I've been eyeing that kyusu and others like it -- banko-yaki with steel mesh filters. Let us know how that one works for you!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby mjanowich » Apr 9th, '11, 15:13

Chasm wrote:
mjanowich wrote:My first kyusu and houhin arrived today from Yuuki-Cha.


I've been eyeing that kyusu and others like it -- banko-yaki with steel mesh filters. Let us know how that one works for you!


The kyusu is working out well so far. I'm still trying to adjust my water temperatures though. I think cooler temps seem to be better than what I'm used to using with my little tetsubin. I'll have to do some temperature tests to see how much heat the kyusu is pulling out of the water.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 9th, '11, 15:17

mjanowich wrote: The kyusu is working out well so far. I'm still trying to adjust my water temperatures though. I think cooler temps seem to be better than what I'm used to using with my little tetsubin. I'll have to do some temperature tests to see how much heat the kyusu is pulling out of the water.

You will find there is little similarity in brewing from a clay kyusu/houjin versus a tetsubin.

Enjoy.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby time » Apr 9th, '11, 16:37

The banko kyusu looks great.

Here is mine from 常滑...

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby fire_snake » Apr 10th, '11, 14:36

Well here are mine. My first Kyusu. Probably nothing any of you haven't seen before, but I love them. :D

A black Tokoname by Shoryu, and a Shudei-style Tokoname by Setsudo.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby karmaplace » Apr 10th, '11, 21:49

fire_snake wrote:Well here are mine. My first Kyusu. Probably nothing any of you haven't seen before, but I love them. :D

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Wow, gorgeous first kyusu! :shock: I hope they both serve you many many many cups of great tea. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Apr 10th, '11, 21:53

Beauties!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby fire_snake » Apr 10th, '11, 23:26

Thanks for the kind support. :oops:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 11th, '11, 00:50

debunix wrote:Beauties!

+1, beauties. Far cry from the crappers I started out with :lol: , but that was all that was available back then.

Enjoy!!!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby jaderabbit » Apr 11th, '11, 09:31

I have kyusu envy. :cry:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby moto » Apr 12th, '11, 20:57

Kyusu-oid credited to potter David Voll in New Jersey. I love these glazes.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby hopeofdawn » Apr 13th, '11, 12:07

moto wrote:Kyusu-oid credited to potter David Voll in New Jersey. I love these glazes.
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Wow--the colors on those are amazing! Subtle, yet beautiful ... :shock:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 13th, '11, 12:39

Very cool Moto! We should ask him to join our TeawareArtisans! :idea:

I notice the screen holes are huge however ... what do you brew, and what is the capacity? I notice most Western artisans seem to use holes that are too big in their kyusu-s. Many will listen however to reasons why smaller is better (for Japanese greens anyway).
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby moto » Apr 13th, '11, 18:59

The David Voll teapot holds about 500 ml when full. I use it when I really want to DRINK SOME TEA. The cups are a bit larger too, maybe 200 ml. I haven't tried green, but it doesn't spit oolong or pu erh leaves, and I have used it for both.

I sent a message thru the potter's Flickr account. Hopefully he will respond to his waiting tea community. Most of his work appears to be other kinds of pieces.

When I brought it home, it set me off on an internet hunt, a visit to this forum, discovery of Petr Novak's work, and ultimately signed up at a studio to start making pots again (after a brief recess of 40 years). Thank you.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby odarwin » Apr 15th, '11, 07:53

here is something "new" that is old...

i finally took these home from my mom's china cabinet. its been sitting there for at least 20 years! there was even a sticker price tag saying JPY1,300.00!

kyusu is 280ml, and cups are 60ml, brand spankin' new! with dust to wash off :D

i do also need help identifying the pot... pictures of cups and lid marks included below, but the bottom of the kyusu did not have any marks. any info would really be nice :D could we also tell if the kyusu is hand painted based on the pictures? thanks!

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