Here is another newbie ... this one does not have the anti dribble thingy
... amazingly the Japanese artisan is an engineer, so you would think it would have all the horns and whistles to make it function optimally.
It is a "Hojo Magic Kyusu" ... I use this nick because Hojo has in the past used the term magic to describe clay effect on tea brewing, so it is a term of endearment, if you will. And this clay does have a "magical effect on tea brewing!!!
The dribble simply adds quaintness to the kyusu ... and it does show tea staining resulting from the dribbles as well as around the rim of the lid opening and on the lid edge ...
There is a rudimentary feel and look to this Kyusu and clay that is very appealing. I saw it and wanted it immediately. I did not even blink, I ordered it instantly which is unusual for me ... but in this type of offering, you almost have to grab right away or miss out ... and then hope you made the right decision the next morning.
200ml Kobiwako kyusu by Junzo Maekawa.
This one has a ball filter, though it was offered with a sesame or a wall screen as well. I quite like this ball screen as it allows just enough particles to flow through, enhancing the flavor. Here it is, easily handling fukamushi ...