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
12
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: 428

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Jan 7th, '13, 10:48
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Jan 7th, '13, 10:48

Very nice, David! It seems our French Japanese tea drinkers have a preference for porcelain over clay? :?: :idea: :mrgreen:

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Jan 7th, '13, 11:08
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by hopeofdawn » Jan 7th, '13, 11:08

David R. wrote:Two new kyusu already in 2013 ! This one was bought on eBay ($25 with pairing yuzamashi). 200ml. The other is still on its way and will arrive in a couple of days... Not so cheap... :roll:
Oh wow, that's a lovely find! I'm jealous! :mrgreen:

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Jan 8th, '13, 02:42
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by David R. » Jan 8th, '13, 02:42

Chip wrote:Very nice, David! It seems our French Japanese tea drinkers have a preference for porcelain over clay? :?: :idea: :mrgreen:
I wouldn't say that... But I like it from time to time, especially with a good asamushi sencha with little to no umami.

My new kyusu has arrived. I will post photos later.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by David R. » Jan 8th, '13, 08:44

Here is my new Yamada So kyusu. 225 ml, direct filter with 30ish holes. Near to perfect pour.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by David R. » Jan 8th, '13, 08:47

Closer...
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Lionel » Jan 8th, '13, 10:51

"near to perfect pour" ? you mean perfect ! :wink:
The size, the shape, each detail looks really nice.
It is an everyday pleasure to touch, feel this clay under his fingers and see it evolve during the years.
Thanks for sharing David.

Here is mine :D
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by AdamMY » Jan 8th, '13, 11:12

You guys have me drooling over your Kyusu! Not that I need another one!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Buzz Fledderjohn » Jan 8th, '13, 11:54

That is a beautiful pot...both of you. :)

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Jan 8th, '13, 12:22
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by GARCH » Jan 8th, '13, 12:22

Simply gorgeous! Love those imprints whereby the spout and handle are joined to the main body :D

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by vacuithe » Jan 9th, '13, 03:57

I really love your 2 new kyusu David !

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by GARCH » Jan 10th, '13, 13:24

New pot (my first) came in today! Pardon the pictures, only had my BB phone camera to work with :P
Love how this kyusu feels in the hand! Feels like it's rough hewed from a chunk of something :D Up-close the finishing does not seem perfect I must admit but I think this adds to it's allure :D

Gisui Tokoname Natural Red Clay kyusu (370ml)

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Edit: Added pot volume

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Alex » Jan 10th, '13, 15:18

Lovely looking pot

Do the holes of the filter meet the pot wall on the underside of the filter?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Jan 10th, '13, 21:21

Beauties David, Lionel, and Garch!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Jan 10th, '13, 21:32

Tachi Masaki after a quick bath and ready for sencha. This Kyusu may be the most meticulously crafted Kyusu I currently have to brew.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by GARCH » Jan 10th, '13, 22:58

Alex wrote:Lovely looking pot

Do the holes of the filter meet the pot wall on the underside of the filter?
Thank you! I can't have a direct view of the underside but from what I feel with my fingers, yes they do meet the pot wall. Does it affect the function if they do/don't?

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