HAGI SO #3 Deishi Gyokuro Pieces

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby kymidwife » Jul 23rd, '09, 14:47

OK my camera seems to not be here... must have left it at my mom's. So, I will do some decent shots later, but for now, I'll see what I can upload from the iPhone. Don't expect any artistry, I am limited!

I got the houhin and 4 cups... which, to avoid the unlucky thing of 4 cups, I prefer to think of as 2 sets of 2 cups each. :wink: I got 2 sets because I really liked the ones on the right the best in appearance... but the 2 on the left were hand-scratch-signed on the bottom by the artist rather than just a potter's stamp. So, I ended up with 2 sets of 2.

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I loved this houhin's shape, the glaze is gorgeous, and there's a heart-shaped swirl on the side. It is even more appealing in person.
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Just to show the scale of how tiny the cups are... that is one of my sea cucumber Hagi yunomi for comparison.
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And another example of scale on these tiny cups...
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And a closeup of the glaze and the heart swirl, but my iPhone is very limited on closeup focus.
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All in all, a really lovely set. I am still marveling over how tiny the cups are. Now I need to order some really good gyokuro... my cheap stuff is pretty blah.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '09, 15:25

Thanks for sharing, Sarah. They look great.

I recommend the Kame Gyokuro from O-Cha, it simply doesn't get any better than that.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby olivierco » Jul 23rd, '09, 15:49

Chip wrote:Thanks for sharing, Sarah. They look great.

I recommend the Kame Gyokuro from O-Cha, it simply doesn't get any better than that.


The Tsuru Jiri Shi is perhaps even better.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Geekgirl » Jul 23rd, '09, 15:52

I took a few photos, need to sort and process, but I wanted to toss this one up for scale.

Poppet is just over 2" tall. You've seen them next to other teaware for scale. Mini-Pop is just over 1" tall.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '09, 16:00

Thank you, Poppits for you assistance! :lol:

olivierco wrote: The Tsuru Jiri Shi is perhaps even better.

I am anxious to try that one, Olivier, but I rarely buy Gyokuro when Shincha is still in the TeaFridge. I almost did a few weeks ago.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Victoria » Jul 23rd, '09, 16:49

kymidwife wrote:I got the houhin and 4 cups... which, to avoid the unlucky thing of 4 cups, I prefer to think of as 2 sets of 2 cups each. :wink: I got 2 sets because I really liked the ones on the right the best in appearance... but the 2 on the left were hand-scratch-signed on the bottom by the artist rather than just a potter's stamp. So, I ended up with 2 sets of 2.


I was kinda thinking the same thing; 2 sets of 2. Except for me it was two cups from a previous set, two cups from this set. :)

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Geekgirl » Jul 23rd, '09, 19:42

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Victoria » Jul 23rd, '09, 19:49

Awwww, beautiful!!
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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Chip » Jul 24th, '09, 21:56

Heyo, great news, Houjin and Gyo cups are now ready. I am including pics for you all to pick. Please pick alternates keeping in mind orders for specific pieces will be prioritized by time original order was placed a couple weeks ago.

HOWEVER, time is of the essence. The agent will be closed for 2 weeks and would like to complete everything before he leaves. So, I am hoping everyone will pick quickly, please. PM me asap!!!

The Yuzamashi should be available early next week, so those of you who also ordered one, your order will be held and you will receive an order PM once that is in stock. BUT please pick you Houjin and cups now. Thanks.

Here you go.

Hmmm, still some forum issues it seems with photos. There are 5 Houjin and 10 cups total.

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The cups, please note that these bear the "scratch signature" of Deishi versus the more common "stamp"!!! This is pretty unusual. Enjoy.
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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Herb_Master » Jul 25th, '09, 07:30

Not quite sure what happened to my wares from the first batch!

I have until now, not done any tracking of my ordered items, I have just sat back and waited! However with everyone posting here that their's have arrived, and several stories about where the delivery was - I decided to have a look.

It shows 5 entries in Japan from July 17 to July 20
Tottori
Yonago
Shinosaka
Osaka
Osaka

Then instead of appearing in the UK it went to Germany (and through German Customs) - I assume this is a hub for Europe ? and not being delivered to a German TeaChat member :(

July 21 Frankfurt Arrival
July 21 Frankfurt Customs
July 22 Frankfurt Departure
July 23 Straub Processing
July 23 Straub Final Delivery

Now as Straub is in Germany, I would not expect it to be here yet, but the words Final Delivery are worrying me - that does not mean it has been delivered - I hope.

What status appears when it has been delivered?

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Chip » Jul 25th, '09, 09:19

Wow.

It is interesting watching tracking as the lingo often changes from delivery to delivery. Final delivery could mean it is in the final leg of its interupted journey.

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Geekgirl » Jul 25th, '09, 13:12

Final delivery means it has arrived at its destination. Sounds like you have the wrong tracking number?

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Chip » Jul 26th, '09, 19:49

BTW, the reorder is alllll gone.

If you still want any of these, let me know.

OH, and there are future special offers coming. :wink:

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby horsencl » Jul 27th, '09, 23:54

I think you have an evil plan to put me in the poor house. :P But seriously, it is great to have such amazing teaware available to those of us who wouldn't know where to look for them in the first place. Thanks!

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Re: Official HAGI Special Offer #3!

Postby Herb_Master » Jul 28th, '09, 07:44

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Final delivery means it has arrived at its destination. Sounds like you have the wrong tracking number?


You were right, Mag apologised for giving me the wrong number.

The correct number shows them spending 4 days in customs at Coventry and now I have to pay $40 customs handling charge V.A.T in order to get them :evil:

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