Personally, that piece is stunning. It's rich, celestial, and yet still earthy. It looks like it's solid and a pleasure to hold in the hand!
This is a recent (May) teapot I received from Hojo. It's Sado red clay, reduction fired, 130ml (a nice size for two people), and pours well. I am still working with the pairings for this pot. I tried a couple Gao Shan teas, which the smell of the heated clay and the taste of water heated in the pot, told me might not work. It works o.k. but next I'm going to try Tie Guanyin, something with roast, with the kyusu and see what it offers. Anyone else with a similar pot have suggestions based on your own personal testings with the same clay/pot? I am curious to know what other people with similar Shimizu Ken kyusu have found.