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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Chip » Jun 3rd, '10, 20:48

Ah, so this was in a communication with Nishiki?

They used to have a page available for each artisan which was nice as it gave a bit of info on each. Wish I had copied some of these pages. :mrgreen:

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by camw » Jun 3rd, '10, 20:58

Chip wrote:Ah, so this was in a communication with Nishiki?
Yes, just via email. I'm sure he would be happy to confirm and/or provide more information if you got in touch.

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Chip » Jun 3rd, '10, 21:04

camw wrote:
Chip wrote:Ah, so this was in a communication with Nishiki?
Yes, just via email. I'm sure he would be happy to confirm and/or provide more information if you got in touch.
Yes indeedy! :mrgreen: Thanks for this info.

Now go post some Hagi photos!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Victoria » Jun 3rd, '10, 22:56

britt wrote:
Victoria wrote:Holy cow Britt!! I thought I was redirected to Artistic Nippon's page!
Hahaha! Some very nice wares. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Thanks. Most of the kyusu are from Toru and Japanese Hand Crafts, the yunomi from 2000 Cranes and Zencha, and the matcha chawan from Mogokorodo and Artistic Nippon. The Fujiyama matcha chawan replica was purchased as a special order from Toru because his price beat Hibki-ans by more than $100 (368 + shipping versus $505 including shipping). This chawan looks much better than the pictures, which are from the vendor's site.
Yeah, I've had Toru search out a few things for me too, resulting in lower prices. In fact he's looking for a kyusu for me right now. :) But that was a great deal; I'm sure the chawan is gorgeous. It looks a lot better in Toru's pics than HA. They have the worst pics. They seriously need help.
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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by britt » Jun 4th, '10, 09:46

Chip wrote:Britt. Father and son. Choun is the father, and I believe the kiln founder. Noutomi Susumu joined the kiln in 1975 as an apprentice and continued to produce works very reminiscent of his father.

There is a mini cult following recently of both father and son.
Thanks for the info. To further add to the confusion, Toru has referenced a daughter of Noutomi Susumu who is also a potter. He didn't mention her name but I saw pictures of some of her work. The style looked very much like her father's, which is probably to be expected. I assume she learned from him.
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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by britt » Jun 4th, '10, 09:51

Victoria wrote:...But that was a great deal; I'm sure the chawan is gorgeous. It looks a lot better in Toru's pics than HA. They have the worst pics. They seriously need help.
I also find it amazing that Hibiki-an's prices are so high and their pictures so poor. I would think someone willing to spend $400 to $700 for a chawan might wish to see some full size pics instead of Hibiki'an's thumbnails.

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Chip » Jun 4th, '10, 10:07

britt wrote:
Chip wrote:Britt. Father and son. Choun is the father, and I believe the kiln founder. Noutomi Susumu joined the kiln in 1975 as an apprentice and continued to produce works very reminiscent of his father.

There is a mini cult following recently of both father and son.
Thanks for the info. To further add to the confusion, Toru has referenced a daughter of Noutomi Susumu who is also a potter. He didn't mention her name but I saw pictures of some of her work. The style looked very much like her father's, which is probably to be expected. I assume she learned from him.
Yes, Naoko is her name ... have a few pieces! :mrgreen: Very Choun Kiln-like!

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Victoria » Jun 7th, '10, 19:54

My newest set comes from Imperial Teas in the UK:
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I really love the graceful handle on this pot, it is what sold me on the set.
I am having a hard time adjusting the color in the pic, but the sakura are a deep pink, not orangey as they may appear.

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by aya_s » Jun 7th, '10, 20:55

Beautiful!

I do rather wish they'd make a pot one day with a handle on the other side for left-handed folks. I always pour my Japanese tea out away from me into the cup, heh.

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Chip » Jun 7th, '10, 21:06

aya_s wrote:Beautiful!

I do rather wish they'd make a pot one day with a handle on the other side for left-handed folks. I always pour my Japanese tea out away from me into the cup, heh.
They actually do make lefties! Though not a huge selection. You are much more likely to find a lefty in clay such as Tokoname-Yaki. I am sure if you contacted Artistic Nippon, he would be very helpful in finding you one!

Really nice (Arita-Yaki?) set, Victoria. Now if they made one with Momiji ... :idea:

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Victoria » Jun 7th, '10, 21:41

Thanks Chip - I'm not sure of the maker, but it does look like Arita.
aya_s wrote:Beautiful!

I do rather wish they'd make a pot one day with a handle on the other side for left-handed folks. I always pour my Japanese tea out away from me into the cup, heh.
Hibiki-An has one, I know someone who bought one too:
http://www.hibiki-an.com/product_info.p ... cts_id/541

But as Chip recommended Artistic Nippon can find some if anyone can!

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Geekgirl » Jun 7th, '10, 22:20

Tokoname teapot catalog has several on their "gallery" page here:
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/teapot/gallery.htm

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by brian » Jun 8th, '10, 00:21

Funny thing, I'm strongly left-handed, but after getting my first kyusu (a standard right-handed model), it seems perfectly natural and comfortable to pour right handed. With a rear-handle pot I pour left handed, but I think it would feel strange to me now to try to pour a kyusu left-handed. I'm using the kyusu probably 6 out of 7 days a week, so when I get out a rear-handle pot I often set up the cups the wrong way, and have to move them to the correct left-handed-pouring side.

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by Seeker » Jun 8th, '10, 01:06

Gorgeous!

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Re: Newest Chapter! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIII

by britt » Jun 8th, '10, 06:37

Victoria wrote:My newest set comes from Imperial Teas in the UK:
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I really love the graceful handle on this pot, it is what sold me on the set.
I am having a hard time adjusting the color in the pic, but the sakura are a deep pink, not orangey as they may appear.
Very attractive. I like the modern design with the traditional cherry blossom theme.

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