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
78
19%
2-3
90
22%
4-5
38
9%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
56
14%
2-3
66
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 406

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby brandon » Feb 1st, '13, 08:06

Creature Double Feature Kyusu. Dragon Horse?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby David R. » Feb 1st, '13, 09:17

I am not familiar with this creature, but the kyusu is very cool !

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 1st, '13, 09:20

Yeah very nice B. What were you brewing in it?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby brandon » Feb 1st, '13, 09:25

Thanks Alex, the cup is a cheat. I have not washed this Kyusu yet, the morning brew was Nannuo from a gaiwan. Sorry for misleading you.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 1st, '13, 09:26

brandon wrote:Thanks Alex, the cup is a cheat. I have not washed this Kyusu yet, the morning brew was Nannuo from a gaiwan. Sorry for misleading you.


HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






















j/k :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 1st, '13, 09:36

That is definitely a candidate for a #1 grip! :wink:

Nice new ... er old (I am guessing) piece, Brandon. I do not think I ever saw that creature on a kyusu. Great score!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Poohblah » Feb 1st, '13, 12:07

awesome porcelain kyusu!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby the_economist » Feb 1st, '13, 13:02

I believe it is a Qilin, or Kirin.
Gorgeous piece!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 4th, '13, 07:46

I'm so pleased with the Siggy pot by Tachi Masaki.

The shape, feel and tea from it is just wonderful. Its become my main Sencha pot now and has even temporarily stopped me teaware shopping :shock: . The clay sort of reminds me a little of Hokujo clays. With the way the little orange specks gather on the inside of the bottom of the pot.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 4th, '13, 07:47

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Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Feb 4th, '13, 10:43

They're beautiful from every angle.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby GARCH » Feb 4th, '13, 12:20

Love those little specks in the clay :D and it looks surprisingly dainty! In a very exquisite way :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Feb 8th, '13, 02:05

for perhaps the first time every single thing I am looking for in a specific pot comes together absolutely perfect. this little guy hit every single mark on my check list.

Awesome clay-check
perfect handling-check
screen that can deal with anything fuka to asa-check
perfect pour-check
the exact size I was looking for-check
great understated looks-check

Tachi Masaki shigaraki tea pot 180ml

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actual color is a little darker photos got washed out by the morning sun a bit.
Alex I know you are enjoying this one as much as I am! Cheers!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '13, 02:16

Beautiful Kyusu, Alex and Blair. Hope they serve you well for many years and bring as much enjoyment to the cup as to the eyes!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Feb 8th, '13, 02:35

It really is good for the budget that I have been using all of my kyusus quite frequently in the last few weeks--it's like being immunized against the incredible pull of these lovely pots, which are so very seductive with their whispered promises of "better! richer! fuller!" sencha sessions....

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