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
75
21%
2-3
79
22%
4-5
34
10%
6-7
7
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
1%
15 or more
5
1%
I USE 1
55
16%
2-3
55
16%
4-5
20
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
1%
 
Total votes : 354

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby davidv7 » Mar 18th, '10, 15:47

Hello!

Here is my new (and only) Kyusu.
_MG_4840.jpg
Chinshu Kiln Hagi Kyusu
_MG_4840.jpg (101.8 KiB) Viewed 2022 times

Bought it from "Zencha" for only 32 USD. It is a charm.
It holds 9 oz or 260 ml cca. I guess is the right size for Sencha for me.
Could I use it for Gyokkuro also?
davidv7
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Feb 25th, '

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Mar 18th, '10, 15:51

Yes, you can use it for Gyokuro, In fact before I got my hohin I used my giant hagi kyusu for Gyokuro with success.

But you still need to keep track of the leaf to water ratio, as it will be quite different than Sencha.
User avatar
AdamMY
 
Posts: 2363
Joined: Jul 22nd, '
Location: Capital of the Mitten

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Mar 18th, '10, 18:16

That is really beautiful davidv7, thanks for sharing.
:)
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby rjiwrth » Mar 18th, '10, 19:26

DavidDv7: Very nice! Very clean and lovely. It will look great with some gyokuru brew against that white. Thanks for sharing it with us.
User avatar
rjiwrth
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Mar 10th, '
Location: Weston, Missouri

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Mar 18th, '10, 19:32

Thanks again for posting John! I am starting to "get it!"

That was a very good buy DavidV7. I have looked at those on Zencha's site a bunch of times. At that price, it is a good every day kyusu.

Enjoy!
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22207
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby davidv7 » Mar 19th, '10, 02:58

Thank You all. It is a pleasure to use and hold. Next I will post a picture with my favourite wan.
davidv7
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Feb 25th, '

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Mar 20th, '10, 11:50

"Submitted for your approval" ... Kenji is the artisan, kokudei. *love love love* this one. Textured beautifully, yet smooth. So well made, and sooo incredibly functional.

With tea this morning ...
Image

Image
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22207
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Mar 20th, '10, 12:52

Nice Kyusu! I love the large top opening. I have a couple that are a bit hard to clean out.
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Silje » Mar 21st, '10, 07:38

Chip wrote:Welcome to the forum, Silje. An authentic Japanese Kyusu should pose little threat of lead contamination. But you can always get a lead testing kit ... in the USA anyway, not sure where you are located.


Thank you Chip!

I am located in Switzerland. I do not know if I can get a lead testing kit here.
On the box the kyusu came in it says "Tokoname-Yaki".

I all ready have bought my second kyusu. I photographed both of them. Maybe anyone here can tell me anything about them? :?: That would be exiting. :)

The green one is the first one "Tokoname-Yaki".
IMG_1126klein.jpg
My first kyusu "Tokoname-Yaki"
IMG_1126klein.jpg (43.09 KiB) Viewed 1925 times

The purple one is the second.
IMG_1184klein.jpg
My second kyusu
IMG_1184klein.jpg (31.12 KiB) Viewed 1925 times

IMG_klein.jpg
The mark on the second one
IMG_klein.jpg (23.09 KiB) Viewed 1925 times

It has a nicer feeling about it. It pours nicer, it passes the balance test on the handle and I can stop the pouring if covering the hole in the lid.
Silje
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 7th, '1
Location: Switzerland

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '10, 18:02

Silje, where did you get them?

If they are from a reputable source, they should be authentic Tokoname, and therefore I would not worry about the lead issue, personally.

Not sure I ever saw either of those before. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Victoria wrote:Nice Kyusu! I love the large top opening. I have a couple that are a bit hard to clean out.

Thanks. Yes, the large opening is one feature that makes this a fave kyusu also extremely functional.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22207
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Silje » Mar 22nd, '10, 05:25

Chip wrote:Silje, where did you get them?

If they are from a reputable source, they should be authentic Tokoname, and therefore I would not worry about the lead issue, personally.

Not sure I ever saw either of those before. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for sharing them with us.


@Chip: I got the green one from a japanese shop in Germany: Ja-Mart. And the purple one I bought over the swiss version of ebay, ricardo. It was a couples wedding gift from a japanese friend. The kyusu hat sat in a cupboard for 20 years! Untill I bought it. :D So now it is in use.

I will ignore the lead issue and use them as much as I like. They are so nice. Especially the purple one. The mark on the purple one, is that the "signature" of the maker?
Silje
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 7th, '1
Location: Switzerland

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby JBaymore » Mar 22nd, '10, 07:47

Chip wrote:Thanks again for posting John! I am starting to "get it!"


No problem, Chip.

best,

............john
User avatar
JBaymore
 
Posts: 1704
Joined: Sep 15th, '
Location: Wilton, New Hampshire USA

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 6th, '10, 01:38

This thread seems to have been neglected a bit... and so have some of my kyusu, here is one that brews me a nice single cup. I made this from a a very iron rich clay so you can see I have no worries about anemia. the green is the result of some applied bone ash. I call this pot Lichen.

Image

Image
User avatar
blairswhitaker
 
Posts: 562
Joined: Feb 5th, '1
Location: kyoto, Japan

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby amafaj » Apr 7th, '10, 04:00

My first and only 280ml (9.4oz) Tokoname Kyusu.
Attachments
th_Kyusu2-1.jpg
th_Kyusu2-1.jpg (4.22 KiB) Viewed 1806 times
th_Kyusu1-1.jpg
th_Kyusu1-1.jpg (4.17 KiB) Viewed 1806 times
amafaj
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Feb 9th, '1
Location: Arizona

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Apr 7th, '10, 09:41

amafaj wrote:My first and only 280ml (9.4oz) Tokoname Kyusu.

I have this same one! It has served me well for some time! after getting used to the little bit of extra care needed with the sesame filter ;)
User avatar
iannon
 
Posts: 1631
Joined: Dec 30th, '
Location: The foot of the great Smoky Mountains

PreviousNext

Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation