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
90
22%
4-5
38
9%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
56
14%
2-3
66
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 406

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Stentor » Mar 3rd, '12, 05:25

Thanks for the wonderfully detailed descriptions and images, Alex. That does not make me more jealous at all.... ;)
Some really beautiful pots you picked up there! Congrats.

Also, I always find it incredibly helpful to see a hand touching the teapot for getting a "real world" idea of the size :D. Measurements and capacities can only tell you so much. So thanks for that :)

The only things you haven't addressed yet are the thickness of the walls and how tightly the lid fits.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Mar 3rd, '12, 06:21

Both of these pieces are thin walled and incredibly light. And as a % of there size to weight they scale up perfectly. The lid fits have not a single smidgen of movement once they are in position its like they lock in to place. So much so that if a drop of water gets around the rim of either they will seal and cause a tiny touch of suction.

Ergonomics for me go to the Teruyuki partly because its a little larger and I've got big hands but also because the proportions are really nice. The handle is big and long which fits like a glove with me.

Some pics in hand :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Mar 3rd, '12, 06:22

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Stentor » Mar 3rd, '12, 07:23

Alex wrote:Some pics in hand :mrgreen:


Haha cool, thanks! :lol: If there were some kind of TeaChat award for best kyusu review ever, you should get it :D

Alex wrote:Both of these pieces are thin walled and incredibly light. And as a % of there size to weight they scale up perfectly. The lid fits have not a single smidgen of movement once they are in position its like they lock in to place. So much so that if a drop of water gets around the rim of either they will seal and cause a tiny touch of suction.


That sounds amazing. I guess I will have to look into allocating some of the tea / tea ware budget towards buying another kyusu some time in the future. :)

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Mar 3rd, '12, 08:18

Thanks! I've got so much info off this site its nice to put a little back in for the benefit of others 8)

Buying pots online is a weird business and the more info and pics we have the better.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Mar 3rd, '12, 10:43

Alex wrote:Thanks! I've got so much info off this site its nice to put a little back in for the benefit of others 8)

Buying pots online is a weird business and the more info and pics we have the better.

very nice! they both look amazing. both of these artisans have been on my "i want " list for a long time. nice to see them in hand! thanks

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Mar 3rd, '12, 12:56

Their color and texture is enhamced when seen in hand.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Mar 3rd, '12, 14:16

Beautiful! Like classics ... those will never go out of style! Hope you are able to enjoy them for many years to come.

I still need to take photos of new arrivals.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Mar 3rd, '12, 16:33

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Dare I say tiny little guy, I hope I don't need to tea swap him. Will do a test run soon with some of my standard yunomi.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Mar 3rd, '12, 16:55

new pot from yuuki-cha
Tachi Masaki.
nice banko pot. I have a few new pots that I need to post on here, banko yaki is a total departure from the extra rugged woodfire I usually am drawn to. I love banko clay, and its' refreshing to have something more "refined".

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Mar 3rd, '12, 17:00

Alex, those are some awesome pots, I like the straight forward approach!

Adam if that little gyokko does not work out let me know with a pm...

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Mar 4th, '12, 10:55

The price on that Tachi Masaki is incredible. How do you feel about the cost vs quality? I felt you get a hell of a pot for not a lot of $

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Mar 4th, '12, 10:57

AdamMY wrote:Image



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Dare I say tiny little guy, I hope I don't need to tea swap him. Will do a test run soon with some of my standard yunomi.


What sort of size is that?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Mar 4th, '12, 11:31

Alex,

It was labeled as 140ml not sure I believe it. It is small though, as in I think I have a yixing or two in regular rotation that is larger.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Mar 4th, '12, 15:55

a better view of the tachi masaki. to alex, this was one of the best bangs for the buck I have found. I could easily see this pot going for twice as much from some other vendors.

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