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How many Hagi are enough?

1
24
16%
2-3
22
15%
4-5
13
9%
6-7
5
3%
8-10
3
2%
11 or more
5
3%
Infinity ... always room for one more
76
51%
 
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Postby Chip » May 28th, '09, 20:05

There is Hagi, and then there is Hagi. :wink:

I recently got a set of 6 Hagi cups for $9.99 on the internet, very nice cups!!! I will have to post them, but they are more "production pieces" and are mass produced. I am sure the ones you bought are as well.

You will NOT get artist signed pieces (in this case Yamane Seigan), with artist signed wood box for 3 bucks anywhere. Just does not happen. Artisans will not dilute the value of their works.

Plus these are very limited availabilty.

Regardless, enjoy your Hagi. :D

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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » May 28th, '09, 22:18

Since we are talking sea cucumber (namako) hagi, here is a chawan that I got a while ago. It is by Yamane Seigan and yes, those are "thumb dents". I've never seen those on a chawan before but they fit my hands perfectly.


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Postby Victoria » May 28th, '09, 22:47

Wow Buzz that's gorgeous!! I remember seeing that one.
Very nice. I have been watching for some different glazes in
a nice cup size. Wish there were more being offered.

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Postby Victoria » May 30th, '09, 20:08

Here is my new yuzamashi by Deishi:

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The problem is - it gets really hot to handle!!
I might not end up keeping it. Now I see the wisdom
of getting one with a handle. This is about 8oz.

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Postby cherylopal » May 31st, '09, 06:14

Victoria wrote:Here is my new yuzamashi by Deishi:

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The problem is - it gets really hot to handle!!
I might not end up keeping it. Now I see the wisdom
of getting one with a handle. This is about 8oz.


Its beautiful though- do you gyokuro?? It would work for that.


Buzz Fledderjohn- love the thumb dents- gorgeous piece

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Postby Mrs. Chip » Jun 1st, '09, 10:55

Victoria wrote:Here is my new yuzamashi by Deishi:
The problem is - it gets really hot to handle!!
I might not end up keeping it. Now I see the wisdom
of getting one with a handle. This is about 8oz.

Hey Victoria,
That's a great looking piece! Looks like it would be very comfy to hold and a nice size. Maybe it would be better if you didn't fill it close to it's capacity. It wouldn't get so hot perhaps? Just a thought.

We normally don't have problems w/our Deishi getting to hot, but then with greens, the water isn't too hot either!
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Postby Victoria » Jun 1st, '09, 15:19

Thanks Cheryl!

Mrs. Chip wrote: Hey Victoria,
That's a great looking piece! Looks like it would be very comfy to hold and a nice size. Maybe it would be better if you didn't fill it close to it's capacity. It wouldn't get so hot perhaps? Just a thought.

We normally don't have problems w/our Deishi getting to hot, but then with greens, the water isn't too hot either!


Actually, I used it the first time brewing the Sae Midori. So it was a green, but yes, I need to not fill it not so full or get a larger one! It was plenty hot even brewing a green.

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Postby Chip » Jun 1st, '09, 19:36

Great Chawan, Buzz!!!! It looks like the green is very concentrated in a narrow band and did not run as in the current batch of sea cucumber glaze like I shared photos of?

Very nice Deishi Yuzamashi, Victoria. I have been "looking" at several to compliment a Deishi kyusu and houjin.

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Postby fortunato » Jun 3rd, '09, 10:35

I love Hagi Yaki !

Especially Yamane Seigan, Deishi Shibuya and Kaneta Masanao Yunomi, Chawan, Futa Oki, Yuzamashi and Kensui...

Yamane Seigan's Ao Hagi (blue hagi) is wonderful tho...




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Postby Victoria » Jun 3rd, '09, 10:37

Wow! Very nice collection!

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Postby TaiPing Hou Kui » Jun 3rd, '09, 22:56

Chip--Did you get a houhin from Deishi? I recently just got one as well as a new yuzamashi to match the houhing and 4 tiny hagi cups as well. I will post pics soon.

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Postby Chip » Jun 3rd, '09, 23:48

Very impressive Hagi collection, Fortunata! I recognize many of the pieces.

TPHK, I was shown those actually. The houjin and matching yuzamashi and cups are quite attractive to say the least. I am currently working with a vendor who is willing to help us with a really nice and special offering to members of TeaChat. Stay tuned.

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Postby woozl » Jun 4th, '09, 05:22

I use me mum's gravy boat :shock: :P

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Postby hooksie » Jun 4th, '09, 09:30

Chip wrote:Very impressive Hagi collection, Fortunata! I recognize many of the pieces.

TPHK, I was shown those actually. The houjin and matching yuzamashi and cups are quite attractive to say the least. I am currently working with a vendor who is willing to help us with a really nice and special offering to members of TeaChat. Stay tuned.


:shock:

Waiting patiently...

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Postby iannon » Jun 4th, '09, 10:08

and staying tuned....

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