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Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by lopin » Oct 19th 17 9:37 am

Hi. I bought this cute little teapot of ebay, it is old one and was listed like tokoname. But it is violet metalic color, very similar to my old banko kyusu. What do you think? It has metalic high ring and when touched with sweaty hand it leaves almost silver fingerprints on surface.
What tea would you recommend? I originally wanted that for taiwan oolongs but not sure it would brew nice. Will try once i get home. For senchas i am using my old bankos and zuiho ono houhin.
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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by Fuut » Oct 25th 17 1:13 pm

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I think your best bet in this case would be to track down the mark to a potter and area to determine it conclusively. Otherwise it'll remain a guess.

I suppose for a general catagory for yourself, i'd go with which style is matches most. If you feel its more tokoname there you go.

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by lopin » Oct 25th 17 6:37 pm

Fuut wrote:
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I think your best bet in this case would be to track down the mark to a potter and area to determine it conclusively. Otherwise it'll remain a guess.

I suppose for a general catagory for yourself, i'd go with which style is matches most. If you feel its more tokoname there you go.
true, I just don't read japanese so if anyone can tell the name It would be a good start.

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by TEAMOOD » Jul 15th 19 3:34 pm

Maybe not so likely from Tokoname.
I was exploring there during my business travel and had a nice collection of some famous artists.

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by himitsu~ » Jul 16th 19 6:44 pm

zombie thread resurrected, but yes, probably bankoyaki as you guessed.
i would guess it is a poor choice for gaoshan, probably somewhat muting clay. try with sencha :)

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by lopin » Jul 17th 19 9:46 am

himitsu~ wrote: zombie thread resurrected, but yes, probably bankoyaki as you guessed.
i would guess it is a poor choice for gaoshan, probably somewhat muting clay. try with sencha :)
Hi Himitsu, yes, it is confirmed from other forum, author Toshimine Hiramaru. It does not mute much, but i use it for gyokuro, too small for sencha (about 80ml), but did well with roated oolongs as well. Thank you for stepping in!

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by TEAMOOD » Jul 17th 19 3:00 pm

himitsu~ wrote: zombie thread resurrected, but yes, probably bankoyaki as you guessed.
i would guess it is a poor choice for gaoshan, probably somewhat muting clay. try with sencha :)
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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by TEAMOOD » Jul 17th 19 3:02 pm

lopin wrote:
himitsu~ wrote: zombie thread resurrected, but yes, probably bankoyaki as you guessed.
i would guess it is a poor choice for gaoshan, probably somewhat muting clay. try with sencha :)
Hi Himitsu, yes, it is confirmed from other forum, author Toshimine Hiramaru. It does not mute much, but i use it for gyokuro, too small for sencha (about 80ml), but did well with roated oolongs as well. Thank you for stepping in!
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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by himitsu~ » Jul 17th 19 4:14 pm

lopin wrote: Hi Himitsu, yes, it is confirmed from other forum, author Toshimine Hiramaru. It does not mute much, but i use it for gyokuro, too small for sencha (about 80ml), but did well with roated oolongs as well. Thank you for stepping in!
nice, glad you figured it out. which forum if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by Spanky » Jul 21st 19 5:24 am

himitsu~ wrote:
lopin wrote: Hi Himitsu, yes, it is confirmed from other forum, author Toshimine Hiramaru. It does not mute much, but i use it for gyokuro, too small for sencha (about 80ml), but did well with roated oolongs as well. Thank you for stepping in!
nice, glad you figured it out. which forum if you don't mind me asking?
I would also like to know. I love chatting about kyusu. If someone easily answered that question it sounds like a place with very knowledgeable people.

Was it on Forum des Amateurs de Thé? This is a very nice forum but it is only for French language.

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by Spanky » Aug 13th 19 7:52 am

himitsu, I found out where it was discussed after some googling the artist name: www.teaforum.org

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by lopin » Aug 13th 19 9:10 pm

Spanky wrote: himitsu, I found out where it was discussed after some googling the artist name: www.teaforum.org
Yew i have private messeged him not sure it was ok to mention competing forum here.

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Re: Is this Banko or tokoname? and what tea?

by himitsu~ » Aug 14th 19 9:27 am

lopin wrote:
Spanky wrote: himitsu, I found out where it was discussed after some googling the artist name: www.teaforum.org
Yew i have private messeged him not sure it was ok to mention competing forum here.
thanks guys