Alex wrote:I can't recommend him enough. I really felt like I was overstepping the line with how much of his time I was taking up on this one but he kept on answering my emails with huge insightful friendly emails.
You will be very pleased with the Hokujo pot. Compared to most other Tokoname his work is truly something else (as in better), in my opinion. And that's not to say that other Tokoname is bad or mediocre tea ware. I just think his level of craftsmanship is up there with the very best.
I own a Hokujo shiboridashi and two cups made by him at my request via Toru, so I definitely agree that his service is excellent!
It seems like you've been on quite the quest for the perfect kyusu in the last few months
I suppose I've focused too much on cups for a while. I might need more tea pots!
By the way, that is a beautiful, beautiful
kyusu that you purchased, Alex. I like your taste.