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

1
86
20%
2-3
94
22%
4-5
41
10%
6-7
13
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
62
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: 429

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Abracadaver! » Mar 10th 10 6:12 pm

:shock: Geez, man, you'll break your wrist trying to pour that thing!

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by blairswhitaker » Mar 10th 10 6:16 pm

Abracadaver! wrote::shock: Geez, man, you'll break your wrist trying to pour that thing!

it's much lighter than it looks being made of bone china, it pours like a dream even when at capacity.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Abracadaver! » Mar 10th 10 6:54 pm

It's amazing! It definitely has a very heavy presence. I love the handle.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Mar 10th 10 7:02 pm

That's a great looking Kyusu! It has a lot of personality. I like the strainer's square holes, it really adds to the overall appearance of the piece.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 12th 10 8:09 pm

Here's my Banko:

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Geekgirl » Mar 12th 10 8:37 pm

Wow, Victoria, that is really beautiful, I don't think I've seen a handpainted banko. Where did you find it? What kind of filter does it have?

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 12th 10 8:41 pm

Thanks, but I don't think it is hand painted, more like a stencil but I'll have a closer look. It's from CD Japan.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by gingkoseto » Mar 12th 10 9:31 pm

Victoria wrote:Here's my Banko:

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This is so beautiful! I grabs me immediately :o Is it very small?

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by gingkoseto » Mar 12th 10 9:33 pm

I have probably 8-10, and use only 1-2. Before answering the survey I just didn't realize this. I seldom use a kyusu but just love Japanese porcelain!

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 13th 10 2:36 am

gingko wrote:This is so beautiful! I grabs me immediately :o Is it very small?
Awww thanks!
It is 8-10 oz. With a 360 screen.
Nicely balanced, it will stand on its handle.
Fast pour.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 13th 10 9:56 pm

This is one of 3 porcelain Kyusu sets I own:

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Mar 13th 10 10:34 pm

Great Kyusu-s, Geek, blairswhitaker, and Victoria! Thank you all for sharing them with us.

OK, pardon the double post, I posted this in the Hagi topic yesterday, but used this today! I should have taken an action photo ...

Ao Tebineri Hagi-yaki. Seigan Blue (SO #11). This is a pretty substantial piece but a blast to use!!!!! It has an amazing feel in hand.

Sorry, not the greatest photo, just a phone shot.
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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 13th 10 11:04 pm

Nice Chip! I am working on a pic of all my Seigan Blue right now. A kyusu would be a nice addition.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by rjiwrth » Mar 13th 10 11:47 pm

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My first kyusu ever arrived in the mail today from Hojo. I am so pleased! No more using a sink strainer for sencha or fuka-like leaves :shock: . Artist is Gyokko and it is made from red clay using the Yohen technique. You can't tell from my photo (I will master that later) but it is black with rusty red on the spout and handle fading into the surrounding black. It brewed up a heavenly batch of Hon Yama Hebizuka for me, which Hojo included as a sample. I will be reviewing that one as it is scrumptous.

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by Victoria » Mar 14th 10 12:23 am

Congrats Rebecca, on your new kyusu and your successful photo post!! A beautiful shot! I spy a lovely Seigan white there too.