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
73
21%
2-3
76
22%
4-5
33
10%
6-7
7
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
1%
15 or more
5
1%
I USE 1
53
15%
2-3
52
15%
4-5
20
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
1%
 
Total votes : 343

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Sep 22nd, '13, 16:51

dusty wrote:My first ever Kyusu! :)

DANGER DANGER!!! :mrgreen:

Great first Kyusu. Hope it serves you well for many a tea session.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby kikula » Sep 22nd, '13, 17:58

Chip wrote:
dusty wrote:My first ever Kyusu! :)

DANGER DANGER!!! :mrgreen:


Mhm, yes, danger. I just ordered another, because I'll deeply need that gorgeous Shudei color in bleakest winter, right?, and because the size is just right for a nice chawan-sized bowl of sencha for those sorts of days, and because it isn't one of the terribly extravagant ones so I'm actually saving money according to my fabulous teaware reasoning, and mostly because nothing marries elegant form and efficient function quite as wonderfully as a nice Tokoname kyusu. Sigh. :wink:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chasm » Sep 29th, '13, 15:44

I just updated my answers -- despite breakage, the numbers have still gone up.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby William » Oct 3rd, '13, 18:59

First Kyusu! :D
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Oct 3rd, '13, 20:20

Oh, nice. I got a newest Hojo magic clay small one too, 140 ml ... and a 200 ... and ... well let's just leave it at that for now. :oops:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby William » Oct 4th, '13, 06:20

Chip wrote:Oh, nice. I got a newest Hojo magic clay small one too, 140 ml ... and a 200 ... and ... well let's just leave it at that for now. :oops:


Nice, mine is 120 ml! :D

I'm trying for the first time this kyusu today (I will devote it to unroasted Taiwanese Oolong) and from what I'm experiencing now, I'm madly in love! :oops: :oops:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Oct 4th, '13, 13:07

William wrote:
Chip wrote:Oh, nice. I got a newest Hojo magic clay small one too, 140 ml ... and a 200 ... and ... well let's just leave it at that for now. :oops:


Nice, mine is 120 ml! :D

I'm trying for the first time this kyusu today (I will devote it to unroasted Taiwanese Oolong) and from what I'm experiencing now, I'm madly in love! :oops: :oops:

My first session of with the 200 ml one delivered a wonderful sencha session. Rarely has a clay had such a positive effect for me with the very first steeping.

I have been using the 200 ml one for daily sencha(s).
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby William » Oct 4th, '13, 15:36

Chip wrote:
William wrote:
Chip wrote:Oh, nice. I got a newest Hojo magic clay small one too, 140 ml ... and a 200 ... and ... well let's just leave it at that for now. :oops:


Nice, mine is 120 ml! :D

I'm trying for the first time this kyusu today (I will devote it to unroasted Taiwanese Oolong) and from what I'm experiencing now, I'm madly in love! :oops: :oops:

My first session of with the 200 ml one delivered a wonderful sencha session. Rarely has a clay had such a positive effect for me with the very first steeping.

I have been using the 200 ml one for daily sencha(s).


Kobiwako clay?
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Oct 4th, '13, 17:10

Yes.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby William » Oct 4th, '13, 17:46

Chip wrote:Yes.


I have to say that from the first cup with that teapot I also noticed some improvement .. maybe it is a characteristic of the clay.

One thing is sure, I'll buy more in the future! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Peacock » Oct 22nd, '13, 13:25

Where has all the wonderful kyusu's been as of lately?

Here's my latest friend from potter Touju.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby ethan » Oct 22nd, '13, 13:44

How does 20% ownership of only 1 kyusu lead to only 15% of respondents using 1 kyusu? Should the poll have listed 0 for usage as one choice? It seems that 1/4 of those owning only 1, don't use it. (or are they using other people's to have a # higher than 1?)
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Oct 22nd, '13, 13:58

Peacock wrote:Where has all the wonderful kyusu's been as of lately?

Here's my latest friend from potter Touju.

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Very nice! Is this the one from Artistic Nippon? It looks to be; I was also drawn to this piece and find it to have such an aesthetically pleasing texture and shape. The volume is a bit big for my usage though. Congratulations on the new piece. Really wonderful light in the photo!!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Poohblah » Oct 22nd, '13, 15:30

ethan wrote:How does 20% ownership of only 1 kyusu lead to only 15% of respondents using 1 kyusu? Should the poll have listed 0 for usage as one choice? It seems that 1/4 of those owning only 1, don't use it. (or are they using other people's to have a # higher than 1?)

Not all people who voted for the number of kyusus that they own also submitted a vote for the number that they use.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby kikula » Oct 22nd, '13, 15:53

茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:
Peacock wrote:Where has all the wonderful kyusu's been as of lately?

Here's my latest friend from potter Touju.

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Very nice! Is this the one from Artistic Nippon? It looks to be; I was also drawn to this piece and find it to have such an aesthetically pleasing texture and shape. The volume is a bit big for my usage though. Congratulations on the new piece. Really wonderful light in the photo!!


I had my eye on it, too, if that's the one. A real beauty, congrats!
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