How many Kyusu do you own? And bonus question, how many do you use? So, 2 answers are permitted.

1
83
20%
2-3
94
22%
4-5
40
9%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
60
14%
2-3
67
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 422

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Mar 4th, '12, 16:17

This is an awesome bizen yaki hohin great for all kinds of gyo.
woodfire, made by Kazuhiko Uchida
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I love the presence and weight of this piece!
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Iron rich goodness right here
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Mar 4th, '12, 16:29

this is a great pot, got if for brewing japanese oolongs, has a great pour and tightest lid fit of any of my pots,
tokoname, by gyokko

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really love the texture
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Alex » Mar 4th, '12, 16:42

Wow love the fabrics!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by David R. » Mar 5th, '12, 14:20

Some wil probably recognize this Hohin from Magokorodo's selection. This is one of the 10 that were comissionned to the Shunko-enn kiln. This style of Bizen is called Hidasuki.

It is beautifully designed. Perfect pour, just the right size for me.

The effect on the tea is similar to a good banko clay.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Mar 5th, '12, 15:16

David R. wrote: The effect on the tea is similar to a good banko clay.
Very interesting I find the uchida hohin above preforms very similar to banko clay as well, despite it being very different in texture and color.
looks like a great piece of art you have there.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 23:16

Beautiful new kyusu-s and hobin-s!

Here is a glimpse of of of several newbs recently purchased. It is a Kashun Hagi kyusu (so are the small yunomi-s and yuzamashi). I have been using it for asa to fuka. More photos to come.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by AdamMY » Mar 5th, '12, 23:53

Great looking set Chip! If the cups are lke my cup in that glaze it should stain like crazy soon.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Mar 6th, '12, 00:43

great set chip. I have everything pictured except the yuzamashi it's on my want list. those cups get a LOT of use around my house.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by anastasia » Mar 8th, '12, 22:50

Strangely, I haven't many pictures of my faithful kyusu; but I dug up this one. It is from Den's Tea; I love the birch tree bark patterning, and petite size. It's quite the ocha workhorse, brewing gyokuro, sencha, and bancha alike for the last year or so.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by hopeofdawn » Mar 9th, '12, 10:28

anastasia wrote:Strangely, I haven't many pictures of my faithful kyusu; but I dug up this one. It is from Den's Tea; I love the birch tree bark patterning, and petite size. It's quite the ocha workhorse, brewing gyokuro, sencha, and bancha alike for the last year or so.
Oh wow, I love the glaze patterning on that too--very elegant and lovely!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by AdamMY » Mar 9th, '12, 10:37

Anastasia, Great looking Kyusu, as glazed kyusu go that one is incredibly attractive.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Alex » Mar 9th, '12, 17:05

Very nice anastasia

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Apr 2nd, '12, 17:25

Itome teapot by Gyokko, holds 5.4 ounces very similar to the one I got for brewing Japanese Oolong, though this one has a ceramesh screen.
As expected working with Toru on this order was a very pleasant experience.

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and the little guy in action brewing some taste of kyoto sencha today!

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Pekoechen » Apr 2nd, '12, 20:38

Victoria wrote:One of my favorite kyusu is my Seiho butterfly:

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I really like this style. Where do you suggest I might be able to shop for kyusus with such beautiful clean lines?

Currently I am the proud owner of one petwer kyusu and a cheaper porcelain version. Never dealt with unglazed kyusus as I wasn't sure if this means that I would have to stick to one type of tea for the unglazed type of pot. Any advice will be appreciated!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Apr 2nd, '12, 20:54

You could ask Toru at http://www.artisticnippon.com/ He carries some kyusu by Seiho on this page: http://www.artisticnippon.com/product/t ... eindex.htm

Toru is very helpful and may be able to obtain a Seiho that he does not currently have. Although he has a lot of nice kyusu-s!

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