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 Chip » May 23rd, '10, 12:42

Nice Kyusu, Brian.

A good rinsing is usually fine, unless you are detecting earthy aromas.

I say nay to houjicha in this one, houjicha aromas can be very persistant and will only be more so with each use for houjicha. Soon all your sencha will taste like houjicha.

BTW, 3 out of every 4 times, I reach for a stainless screened kyusu to brew ... very carefree and the quickest pouring ... and virtually always cheaper.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby brian » May 24th, '10, 00:04

Thanks Chip, I appreciate the advice. I'll keep the houjicha out of the new pot.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » May 31st, '10, 21:09

My new Mizuno Hiroshi Rihi pearskin kyusu from Artistic Nippon. I really love flat pots and this is my flattest one yet. The surface is extremely smooth and the lid fits amazingly precise. The spout is slightly angled inwards for a great pour.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jun 7th, '10, 19:48

And now from clay to my newest set in porcelain.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Jun 7th, '10, 22:25

Very elegant.

Speaking of flat pots (as you were in your previous post), have you seen this one in the Tokoname.jp catalog?

http://www.tokoname.or.jp/teapot/jinshu005.htm

I find it very very tempting--achieving some kind of ultimate flatness here, with the straight walls emphasizing the flatness.

(having trouble linking directly to the image, sorry)
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jun 7th, '10, 22:32

Yes, I saw that one after i got mine. Mine could be flatter.
But I'm happy. It's a strange obsession. Feed it.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby woozl » Jun 17th, '10, 19:57

Here is a new one .....

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and we balance on our tailz...at only 180 ml. :P

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Jun 17th, '10, 21:21

Mrs. Woozl's??? :mrgreen:

Regardless, great new kyusu ... screen?
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jun 17th, '10, 22:33

Wow, very nice Wooz!!
Open that Etsy store!!
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby woozl » Jun 18th, '10, 14:14

Thanks for the props.
This is the first try, so the filter is only holes,
like a yzing. it could pour faster tho.
Will have K try a proper button filter next....
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jun 18th, '10, 14:22

Has she seen this thread?
viewtopic.php?p=156624#p156624

And the potter's link?

Probably like us on the Tokoname pages.
:)
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby iannon » Jun 18th, '10, 20:06

a little set i found and picked up! the are maybe a bit more than 8oz to the rim so about 6oz pretty comfortably
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kyusu tricks!..holds water with the hole-water pour test too
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pretty fine sesame filters..more fine than my yuuki-cha one.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jun 18th, '10, 20:13

Nice find!
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Re: Japan Creative Centre (Singapore)

Postby lecorbusier » Jul 14th, '10, 00:51

Hello everyone,

I did not know where to post this so I thought this may be the most appropriate location. To cut a long story very short, if you know of any Japanese ceramic artists who may be interested to exhibit their work in the middle of downtown Singapore (lots of exposure and I am sure potential customers), please read the emails below and pass this along to anyone interested to contact them.

Hi Jeffrey,

Thank you for your lovely advice. We would love to have a Japanese Ceramic Exhibition or workshop in JCC.

Unfortunately, we have yet to receive any potential proposals from interested Japanese ceramists (either in Singapore or Japan). If you have any contacts who wish to exhibit their artpiece or demonstrate the cultural workmanship, you may introduce them to JCC. For any queries, they can email us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp or call us at 67370434.


Regards,
Jolene Soh
Japan Creative Centre
Embassy of Japan
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: 6737-0434 Fax: 6735-3062
www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC/
________________________________________
差出人: Jeffrey Chan [agonizare@gmail.com]
送信日時: 2010年7月13日 19:38
宛先: JCC
件名: Dear JCC (RE: Thoughts and Requests for Possible Future Exhibitions)

Dear JCC,

I came to your site via the exhibition of "Chado", which I hope to
attend this coming Saturday.

I am a causal enthusiast of fine Japanese teas and tea-ware. It is to
my knowledge that in the world of ceramics and pottery, Japan
probably leads the world in the large number of individual ceramic
artists with their own studios as well as the range of creative
interpretations of this traditional art. It is therefore my own
humble recommendation that JCC considers curating a show on Japanese
ceramics, which also fits the theme of "Japanese Creative Centre".

I travel to Japan frequently and often lament that in Singapore we do
not have the same variety of fine Japanese ceramics for sale or
viewing. It is therefore my belief that it will be a productive
opportunity for japanese ceramics studios to participate in this
show, as well as for Singaporeans and tourists in Singapore to be
educated in the vast and countless creative reinterpretations of this
Japanese fine (and utilitarian) art.

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Jeffrey Chan

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Jul 24th, '10, 17:57

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