The 4 Y's of Tokoname Kyusu ... Yamada, Yohei, Yokei, Yoshiki. This is my first "Y" ... for Yoshiki.
Compared to many Yoshiki, this one is of simple design as often Yoshiki Kyusu are quite ornate. I chose this one however due to it being a "taller" Kyusu and on the smaller side. A great fit.
I have also always been a fan of the interplay of reduction and oxygen combined firing ... this Kyusu really demonstrates this technique. I can see the turbulence where the oxygen teases the reduction along the edge of the red zone.
The lid opening on this one is rather small, but this is a reality of a taller style Kyusu. However, it cleans easily. It has a smaller ball screen which I have not really had any problems with, partly due to the taller style.
Yesterday, it brewed up a truly spectacular round of Uji Special Edition asamushi ... it was one of those sessions where you want to say, "BAM" because you nailed it.