NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 8th, '12, 11:50

Finally got around to a photographing some new teawares and even posting the shots. This lovely cup is from shyrabbit:

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I just loved the deep rich blue of this stunning glaze, so easy to appreciate in person but so hard to capture in a photo.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 8th, '12, 12:33

I bought another pot and several small cups by Seong-il from TeadOff a while back--another perky little shino pot

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now in regular use for roasted oolongs. The crackles on this one

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are not darkening at the incredibly rapid rate of my first Seong-il pot, seen here in this 'family portrait' at the left

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The cups have a delicate pale peach interior

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almost luminous when holding tea.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 8th, '12, 23:16

Last teaware for the day: a summer galaxy glaze guinomi by Tetsuako Nakao

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It's not the most practical cup, as it's tiny and very thin walled--a bit thin for use with really hot brewed teas, and a bit small for the larger infusions I usually do with green and white teas. But the price for the sake cup version was also tinier than the price for his teacups and teabowls.....

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 9th, '12, 00:12

Wow, you have been busy. Thank you for sharing all your "new" treasures with us!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Tobias » Jan 9th, '12, 13:30

I just got a package from Artistic Nippon:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 9th, '12, 14:08

Very nice! All distinct styles but each lovely and harmonious together.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 9th, '12, 15:26

Yay, another Kenji is in da TeaHouse (Swedish branch albeit :mrgreen: )! I purchased this kyusu around 3 years ago and still love it. I used it this morning to brew Yutaka Midori!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Tobias » Jan 10th, '12, 13:50

I received two more packages today one with tea and one with this:
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A Tetsuaki Nakao Spring galaxy yunomi, the picture didn't turn out as pretty as Debunix's but somehow it seems I always end up with more teaware instead of a new camera...

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 10th, '12, 15:38

That's a lovely cup. Just out of curiosity, how thick are the walls? Is it thick enough to be easy to use with hot-brewed teas like puerh and oolong? If so, I might be able to justify an additional purchase someday....

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby iannon » Jan 10th, '12, 16:02

debunix wrote:That's a lovely cup. Just out of curiosity, how thick are the walls? Is it thick enough to be easy to use with hot-brewed teas like puerh and oolong? If so, I might be able to justify an additional purchase someday....

I have one of these..they are pretty thin walled really. I use it for senchas

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Tobias » Jan 10th, '12, 17:51

+1
I just tried it with some oolong and it gets really hot, I was still able to use it but I had to use a weird grip to avoid burning my fingers.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 10th, '12, 17:56

Interesting. In that case, I won't be rushing for a larger cup and will continue to enjoy my small treasure with cooler teas.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby bonjiri » Jan 12th, '12, 19:55

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getting the jump on spring !

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freezing my posterior off in japan !

here's a recent yunomi. tea cup

sakura inspired. wishing spring comes fast ! LOL !

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby michaelb3600 » Jan 16th, '12, 08:40

Cross post with Matcha thread I guess, but got a new chawan & teacup from a cool local potter here in Pittsburgh. He's focused mainly on Japanese pottery. See his item's on etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JeffGuerrero?ref=seller_info

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Bowman » Jan 16th, '12, 11:02

I have always admired the work of Murata Yoshiki. Recently, I procured a mogake shiboridashi set made by Yoshiki. Toru, from Artistic Nippon, helped me find the set. As many TeaChatters have said, he is absolutely amazing!

The set contains a shiboridashi (90mL), yuzamashi (130mL), and two cups (30 and 35mL). The clay color is off-white / tan with small black flecks in it. The mogake on the cups is a dark brown and is golden / brown on the shiboridashi and yuzamashi. I used the set a few times to brew O-Cha's Tsurujirushi and followed Chip's directions for brewing (2 grams of tea per 1oz. water at 130 degrees). Good does not even begin to describe how amazing it turns out!

I hope you all have a great day! Enjoy!

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