Think I'm going to go for a Hokujo pot.
I was originally deciding between my Teruyuki and a Hokujo and like the hopeless addict I'm probably going to get both in the end. I'm torn between quite a few pots. Some thing that's holding me back on some great ones of his is the dimple.
I think my western mind instantly rejects it and although I saw it as an added imperfection the more I see it the more I just see it as a small flourish from the artist.
Does anyone else struggle with these? I'd like to hear other peoples views on them. Or am I missing some important function property?
I'm also looking a mogake of his as well without a dimple.
Also contacting Toru he explained that any size and shape can be made by this artist with probably around a 2 month lead time.
I think I've looking for too long now. And now can't decide. So any help or advice would be great. Wish I could just stroll in to his shop and see in person.
Its a bit sad but I've been getting the pics of the pots I want and putting them on a netbook. Then putting the net book on my tea table and pretending its there in the kitchen for that full on 3d effect.
My wife senses a disturbance in the dark side.