Yixing Kyusu production was an interesting tranformation period in Yixing teapots history. In the 70s and 80s Yixing potters were looking for new frontier for marketing and produced Kyusu to attract the Japanese market. The kyusu were made with Yixing clays and the designs came in many forms of variation of kyusu shapes, clay, japanese motifs and carving. It didn't last very long for many reasons. The main reason, many believe was that there are some clogging issue with the bulbous drainage that doesn't work very well with Japanese tea brewing style.
Although there are not many in circulation , I am sure some of you have collected them and would be great if you could post it here to share.
I will start off by posting 3 of them in different clays.
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