The unofficial/official HAGI topic!


Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

How many Hagi are enough?

1
19
14%
2-3
19
14%
4-5
13
10%
6-7
3
2%
8-10
2
2%
11 or more
5
4%
Infinity ... always room for one more
72
54%
 
Total votes : 133

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Chip » Dec 2nd, '11, 00:20

Vintage Choun gyokuro set in action today with Yume Gyokuro. Old print of Yama Temple in Sendai in the background ... I wonder if it survived?

Image

The fam ... complete with a plate!
Image
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 21937
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby iannon » Dec 2nd, '11, 00:25

Ohh Ahhh..man I have always liked those Choun's :mrgreen:
User avatar
iannon
 
Posts: 1631
Joined: Dec 30th, '
Location: The foot of the great Smoky Mountains

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Stentor » Dec 2nd, '11, 08:26

Beautiful, Chip. Looks very inviting!

This reminds me that I need Hagi brewing vessels. I don't have a single one!
User avatar
Stentor
 
Posts: 556
Joined: Oct 8th, '1
Location: Germany

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby IPT » Dec 2nd, '11, 11:16

Stentor wrote:This reminds me that I need Hagi brewing vessels. I don't have a single one!



+1
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Ludwig-1954 » Dec 2nd, '11, 13:42

Hagi is definitely interesting. I will consider buying a set just like yours
when Great Cthulhu accepts my invitation to tea. :twisted:

Patrick B. Ludwig
Ludwig-1954
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Jul 27th, '
Location: Switzerland

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Chip » Dec 8th, '11, 13:05

Thanks ... hope to post another old set today.

Ludwig-1954 wrote:Hagi is definitely interesting. I will consider buying a set just like yours
when Great Cthulhu accepts my invitation to tea. :twisted:

Patrick B. Ludwig

Well, do not hold your breath, although I am trying to figure out if you are serious or being sarcastic. These sets are pretty rare and hard to come by. Choun is very famous in Japan. Fortunately his son has followed in his father's footsteps ... and there is a grandaughter too. I have also purchased pieces from both.

This may have been my best ebay purchase ... or maybe the other set I am going to post is. :mrgreen:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 21937
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby AdamMY » Dec 8th, '11, 13:10

For slightly more modern Choun, although believe the son not the father (still not sure).

Image
User avatar
AdamMY
 
Posts: 2336
Joined: Jul 22nd, '
Location: Capital of the Mitten

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Chip » Dec 8th, '11, 14:04

Like father ... like son. He is a chip off the old block.

(I thought that was the son as well ... but now I do not remember)
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 21937
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Ludwig-1954 » Dec 10th, '11, 12:37

Good evening Mr. Chip

With regards to Cthulhu, askeep and dreaming, I was in fact trying to be ironic. Seems that I miserably failed and now the the great Elders will probably ask me to Tea in sunken Kadath ...

I must admit, that Choun, Hagi or whatever is not entirely to my taste.
I will post a picture of my personal favourite pot soon, a green jade
(serpentine) artist teapot from Taiwan in the bragging thread.

Best regards
Patrick B. Ludwig
Ludwig-1954
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Jul 27th, '
Location: Switzerland

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Chip » Dec 10th, '11, 13:32

There is a style of teaware for most everyone, one that will have them proclaim, "awesome!" As for Choun kiln and the 3 generations of Noutomi family Hagi artisans, I will make no excuses ... they are not for everyone, but based upon the fair market price, I am guessing there is not a shortage of demand.

TBH, I did not care for Hagi at all when I first saw them. I saw one I liked, purchased it and ... and the rest is history. :mrgreen: So I can understand why someone would not absolutely love Hagi (though apparently many people do).

TeaChat is pretty much about mutual acceptance of our differences in tastes in teas and wares ... it is also pretty much about open minds and learning.

As for me, I am glad I kept an open mind and learned to appreciate and love Hagi. You might say it was life altering.

For the record, Choun is the first of 3 current generations of Noutomi family artisans. The next gen is Susumu, and then a female 3rd gen named Naoko I believe. The kiln is named Choun for its founder, and it is located in Hagi ... the city that is home to the Hagi style of pottery in Japan (roots in Korea).
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 21937
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Stentor » Dec 10th, '11, 15:41

With Hagi, maybe touching is as important as seeing, or even more so.
User avatar
Stentor
 
Posts: 556
Joined: Oct 8th, '1
Location: Germany

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby iannon » Dec 10th, '11, 16:27

Stentor wrote:With Hagi, maybe touching is as important as seeing, or even more so.

+1..I agree,,for me and hagi its the combined experience..look at it..feel it..drink from it..etc
User avatar
iannon
 
Posts: 1631
Joined: Dec 30th, '
Location: The foot of the great Smoky Mountains

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Chip » Dec 10th, '11, 17:15

iannon wrote:
Stentor wrote:With Hagi, maybe touching is as important as seeing, or even more so.

+1..I agree,,for me and hagi its the combined experience..look at it..feel it..drink from it..etc

Absolutely, Hagi seems to enhance the entire sensual experience of tea.

But if does not look "cool" or "awesome" ... the rest will never happen. After I determine it has the looks, then I envision other elements such as how it may feel ... shape, glaze, size. Then how it feel drinking from it.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 21937
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby hopeofdawn » Dec 12th, '11, 11:50

I have to admit that I wasn't sure what to think about hagi the first time I saw it--and for the most part, much of it still doesn't appeal, aesthetically speaking. But there are a few pieces that are really gorgeous--thanks to Teachat, I absolutely fell in love with the 'ROCK' cups, and still admire mine each time I use it.

It's also very fun to watch the development of the fine webbing of crackles on the inside--I mostly drink yancha or bai hao in it, which have resulted in some gorgeous golden crackling. I really need to take a picture to share how its changed over the year or so I've had it!
User avatar
hopeofdawn
 
Posts: 436
Joined: Dec 13th, '
Location: Seattle

Re: The unofficial/official HAGI topic!

Postby Abracadaver! » Dec 12th, '11, 23:39

I've been meaning to post this for a while. I realized one of my teaware dreams and acquired a yunomi by Kaneta Masanao:

Image

It's hefty--almost as large as a chawan. For size comparison, I've photographed it next to a chawan by his father, Kaneta Sanzaemon VII.

The size is a bit awkward for casual drinking, but I don't care...I'm totally in love...
User avatar
Abracadaver!
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Jul 2nd, '0
Location: Brooklyn, NY

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