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

1
89
20%
2-3
96
22%
4-5
42
10%
6-7
13
3%
8-10
9
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
63
14%
2-3
67
15%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
6
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 438

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Ode to the Kyusu

by BarryRah » Jul 12th 19 8:32 am

Hi, is there anyone their,
I feel like the Lone Ranger on here as anyone seen TONTO ?
George

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by TEAMOOD » Jul 20th 19 2:45 am

BarryRah wrote: Hi, is there anyone their,
I feel like the Lone Ranger on here as anyone seen TONTO ?
George
Hi Barry,
You're not the only keeping an eye on here.
I suggest if anyone can show off a little of their Kyusu?

Joe

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Spanky » Jul 21st 19 5:06 am

Ok every1 we can sing the ode to the kyusu :mrgreen:

Here i have one by shimizu ken. Sadly this artist recently died but he made very nice stuff from natural clays (sold through hojotea)

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by sporad » Jan 8th 20 11:31 pm

I am new around here, so I thought I'd revive this thread by introducing myself through a few of my lovelies, starting with yokode-no-kyusus.

I'll start with the first one I bought. Fetched it in Osaka. Echizen-yaki. Hatayama kiln. 120ml. Unfortunately it has a crack under the spout and it's on its way to a Kintsugi intervention:
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Next is the one I am most attached to and use the most for sencha. A 120 ml Toknoname-yaki by Ito Seiji, alias Jinshu. Big fan.
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The white shiboridashi is 50ml by Junzo Maekawa. Kenzan Kiln. It's my main gyokuro pot.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by sporad » Jan 9th 20 12:07 am

Another Jinshu. 300 ml. I love it, but t's large so it hasn't see much action. Yet.
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Also large: a Susumu pot of 250ml made by Tatsuo Umehara at Hokuryu Kiln. The first one of the two unglazed red Tokoname clay pots I have that were masterfully fired to turn a deep and completely even black.
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This acorn-shaped one was also made from Tokoname red clay by master Shoryu. It's 180 ml, so I use it when I brew sencha for two or three. From what I understand, to get this color, he fires his pieces a second time in reduction at a lower temperature and buried in rice husks which is what produces the smoke that turns them deep black.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by isabellamor » Feb 25th 20 11:26 pm

I have always been a fan of this teapot, as they look unique.