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
81
19%
2-3
94
22%
4-5
39
9%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
59
14%
2-3
67
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 418

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby bryan293 » Dec 25th, '10, 13:22

I just received my new kyusu from artistic nippon. It was shipped on the 23rd and just arrived about an hour ago. That I received it today is truly astounding, as usps doesn't usually ship on christmas! :D
12.8 oz by Koshin
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Dec 25th, '10, 16:12

Beautiful! And love holiday timing too!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Victoria » Dec 25th, '10, 16:37

Congratulations, Merry Christmas!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Dec 25th, '10, 21:58

They delivered it to you today, on Christmas day??? That is astounding indeed.

Awesome Mogake, and this one is a pretty good deal too. :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Dec 25th, '10, 23:10

A friend of mine used to do a well-paid overtime shift on Christmas delivering express mail packages. He particularly enjoyed the astonishment of the recipients when he showed up with their goodies on this day....

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Jan 9th, '11, 23:57

One of 3 of these "Mr. Goodwill" kyusu floating around TeaChat. Nerikome, carved, cut. Unknown maker, sasame screen.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby bryan293 » Jan 10th, '11, 11:25

Beautiful! a very nice nerikome kyusu. I've always been a fan of this style.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby rdwrer » Jan 10th, '11, 17:55

My new much-loved shigaraki mame-kyūsu. Some better pictures than were posted in the 'pots and cups' thread.
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For senchas. Odd cage strainer...
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Gotten from the gf's grandmother. The signature is too stylized and I can't read it...not even sure if it's right-side-up! The handle broke in transit, so we had to take a trip to the hobby store...
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby hopeofdawn » Jan 11th, '11, 12:22

rdwrer wrote:Gotten from the gf's grandmother. The signature is too stylized and I can't read it...not even sure if it's right-side-up! The handle broke in transit, so we had to take a trip to the hobby store...
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I love the design on this--so simple and elegant! Not to mention the really intriguing ripples of blue on the glaze underneath ....

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Firebug Pottery » Jan 12th, '11, 11:04

I couldn't resist putting these on this list as well!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby bryan293 » Jan 12th, '11, 14:35

Those are very nice firebug; I particularly like the lighter colored ones. Here are some pictures of my first (and still my favorite) kyusu. It is 8.45 oz and has an obiami strainer.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby AdamMY » Jan 22nd, '11, 22:57

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Another Nerikomi of Goodwill has surfaced :shock: .

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Jan 23rd, '11, 00:50

Obviously this is the superior Mr. Goodwill Kyusu! :lol:
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Bryan, I have looked at this Momiji (Japanese Maple) Kyusu quite a few times! Really nice.

Thanks Adam and Bryan.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Stentor » Feb 3rd, '11, 03:50

Have any of you ever tried soaking your Tokoname kyusu in a solution of luke warm water and baking soda for a thorough cleaning? I got this tip from AN and was wondering if any of you have experience with it.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Tead Off » Feb 3rd, '11, 06:38

Stentor wrote:Have any of you ever tried soaking your Tokoname kyusu in a solution of luke warm water and baking soda for a thorough cleaning? I got this tip from AN and was wondering if any of you have experience with it.

Why would you do this? Are you speaking about an old kyusu that has some bad odor or some other kind of problem?

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