Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

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Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby shinobicha » Feb 12th, '11, 01:44

Has anyone tried any of these?

http://hojotea.com/categ_e/teapote.htm

OR

http://hojotea.com/categ_e/tetsubin.htm

I am very curious, especially about the teapots...

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Ambrose » Feb 12th, '11, 10:21

Hojos wares are amazing

Ive bought three pots all outstanding and exactly as described :mrgreen:

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 18th, '11, 11:14

Does anyone know what the price range on his teapots are? I've searched through his site, but couldn't find any prices listed--I'm especially interested in his purple clay banko pots, but don't know if they're even possible for a budget like mine or if I should just keep dreaming .... :p

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Chip » Feb 18th, '11, 13:49

hopeofdawn wrote:Does anyone know what the price range on his teapots are? I've searched through his site, but couldn't find any prices listed--I'm especially interested in his purple clay banko pots, but don't know if they're even possible for a budget like mine or if I should just keep dreaming .... :p

You have to view the availability page. Prices and actual available items are listed there. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Stentor » Feb 18th, '11, 14:35

Chip wrote:You have to view the availability page. Prices and actual available items are listed there. :mrgreen:


Where can I find the availability page? I have not bought anything from Hojo yet but I was under the impression that you had to email them to inquire about availability and price.
I can't find prices for tea or teaware anywhere on Hojo's website.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Chip » Feb 18th, '11, 14:50

http://hojotea.com/item_e/available.htm
Not for the faint of heart ... :lol:

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Stentor » Feb 18th, '11, 14:55

Thanks, Chip. Yeah, it looks quite pricey. I wasn't gonna buy anything right away. I was just curious :)
The moment you posted this I just googled "Hojo tea availability" and found that page. I have no idea how to navigate Hojo's website to arrive at that page.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby David R. » Feb 18th, '11, 15:08

You usually send him a mail and he gives you the link I think. He provides a great personal customer service by exchanging mails. You can ask him for more details this way, more photos, and so on. And yes, he usually sells pricey stuff, but the quality is always there.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 18th, '11, 15:34

Wow, beautiful stuff, but with those prices, definitely going to have to remain wishful thinking as far as I'm concerned ... :cry:

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Chip » Feb 18th, '11, 16:37

Yeah, I never found that page from the site, got it here on TC!

The pieces are stunning and priced to match. I managed to get one of the Shigaraki kyusu in a swap (again here on TC), and it is a great kyusu.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby jaderabbit » Feb 20th, '11, 17:50

I know what to save up my money for, a mumyoi teapot! *.*

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby Oni » Feb 23rd, '11, 02:53

Ha anybody bought red clay SADO ware from Hojo for oolong, if yes, tell me if it is as good for oolong as modern yixing, or if it is better?
I would like to buy one but for almost 200$ I need to hear a friends opinion first.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby David R. » Feb 23rd, '11, 04:12

It depends on what you are using now and which oolong you are talking about. I used a Sado red clay for my gao shan cha but I ultimately switched to an (expensive) yixing teapot (when I am not using a gaiwan.)

But I think it is really a personal preference rather than a statement of quality.

For what it's worth, I really preferred using Sado red clay with my greener oolongs.

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby auhckw » Feb 23rd, '11, 06:02

Handling Procedure of Tetsubin - Hojo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYIQ_1pD1_Y

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Re: Hojo's teapots and tetsubins

Postby auhckw » Feb 23rd, '11, 06:06

Seems like quite a lot of new pots / design from this artist...
http://www.hojotea.com/item/shimizu.htm

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