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
65
20%
2-3
72
23%
4-5
31
10%
6-7
6
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
2%
15 or more
5
2%
I USE 1
48
15%
2-3
49
15%
4-5
18
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
2%
 
Total votes : 318

Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Dresden » Apr 9th, '10, 15:01

My one and only kyusu... It has served me well, *whispers* but I yearn for more. 8)

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Apr 10th, '10, 11:06

I love the grey body on that one too..and i KNOW what you mean..i am constantly "window shopping" i JUSt got my second Kyusu..ok well my third but one was the unfortunate victim of my one year old..so it no longer exisists...
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 10th, '10, 11:37

I really like it when the design includes something of cultural significance, in this case, the paired pine needles and sakura! Thanks Dresdon.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Dresden » Apr 10th, '10, 11:46

iannon wrote:I love the grey body on that one too..and i KNOW what you mean..i am constantly "window shopping" i JUSt got my second Kyusu..ok well my third but one was the unfortunate victim of my one year old..so it no longer exisists...

It's actually a green body, but it does look somewhat gray in the photo.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Apr 10th, '10, 11:55

Dresden wrote:
iannon wrote:I love the grey body on that one too..and i KNOW what you mean..i am constantly "window shopping" i JUSt got my second Kyusu..ok well my third but one was the unfortunate victim of my one year old..so it no longer exisists...

It's actually a green body, but it does look somewhat gray in the photo.

ah well looks cool either way!
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Apr 13th, '10, 00:04

Ok ok! I know I posted a similar pic of this in the Hagi topic but it IS a Kyusu..AND ..well..because I wanted to!

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 13th, '10, 00:12

... and we are glad you did. That is a really great kyusu.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Apr 13th, '10, 00:16

Yes it is such a wonderful Kyusu... I do not wish to speak badly about Deishi or Seigan, but I almost feel their works are so over exposed in the Western Tea world that it takes a really special piece of theirs to stand out. As I hate to say it certain artists are often based around a comfort zone, and it takes a truely exceptional artist to consistently break free from those comfort zones and succeed mosst of the time.

But Kashun is new and fresh and I'm in love with my Kashun piece so I love drolling over his wares.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 16th, '10, 15:32

Sometimes you like a kyusu because ... it bears a Japanese theme that is personally special. Here, a simple kyusu, inexpensive, bearing Momiji leaves.

And trying to steal the show, Acer Japanicum "Aconitifolium." with fresh Spring leaves from the garden.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Apr 16th, '10, 16:13

Ohh very nice!
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 17th, '10, 16:53

just an ashy old woodfire

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 17th, '10, 16:57

A work horse holds about 15-20 oz. beauty is in the eye of the beholder with this one. I like it's rugged crafting.

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good Iron rich clay brews good greens!!!
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Apr 17th, '10, 17:02

:mrgreen: Your Kyusu preferences lean way to the rugged side with that nice Japanese look. I think a guy could easily like these while maybe a woman might have a harder time with them.

They are cool. :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Apr 17th, '10, 17:41

I love that wood-fired piece! Gimme :)
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby brian » May 23rd, '10, 12:00

I just picked up this one from Yuuki-Cha, I've had my eye on it for some time. It has an obi-ami screen, but I've been very happy with the performance of my Den's obi-ami kyusu so I expect this one to also work well for me. Maybe a sasame next time ...

Quick question, this is my first unglazed kyusu, should I soak it before use to remove dust etc.? And as far as actual use, it'll brew a lot of sencha, but I also enjoy houjicha in the evenings; if I brew houjicha in this pot, is it going to pick up some of the roasted character and pass it on to my sencha brews? I was planning on taking the Den's glazed kyusu to work, but may need to keep it at home for a while for my evening tea if it's a problem doing sencha and houjicha in the same unglazed pot.
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