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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by theroots » Nov 7th 15 10:20 pm

Did you see the offer as well or do you know the seller personally? :D

Good guess! :wink: I haven't got a good shot of it but you can see there indeed are some kind of flakes:

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by the_economist » Nov 7th 15 10:28 pm

Beautiful bowl of matcha!

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by hobin » Nov 7th 15 10:39 pm

theroots wrote:Did you see the offer as well or do you know the seller personally? :D

Good guess! :wink: I haven't got a good shot of it but you can see there indeed are some kind of flakes:

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great kogaratsu... did you get it on yahoo.jp?

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by theroots » Nov 7th 15 10:43 pm

Thank you very much. :)
Yes, I found it on Yahoo Auctions a few weeks ago.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by hobin » Nov 7th 15 10:58 pm

karatsu sit on top of my choices for chawan lately :D

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by theroots » Nov 7th 15 11:06 pm

Understandable! :D
My "all time favorite" is an Hakeme Karatsu Chawan as well which I found about a year ago. I hope you'll present your treasure once you find it. :wink:

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by William » Nov 7th 15 11:48 pm

theroots wrote:Did you see the offer as well or do you know the seller personally? :D

Good guess! :wink: I haven't got a good shot of it but you can see there indeed are some kind of flakes:
I know the seller.

BTW, this gintsugi is really well made.
It is quite rare to find craftsmen nowadays who use flakes (usually silver or gold) over a repair; harder finding someone who does nashiji-makie repairs even in Japan.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by theroots » Nov 8th 15 12:15 am

Oh nice! I bought from him at least twice. :)

Even with normal gintsugi it's hard to find well made pieces. Most pieces with a repair of good quality are the ones with gold. Of course most kintsugi is of bad quality (and fake gold) as well but there is just more overall.

Talking about Maki-e: Do you know any artisan offering takamakie? I'd like to "refresh" the kintsugi of the Hakeme Karatsu Chawan I mentioned above but didn't find anybody offering such so far.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Drax » Mar 16th 16 12:35 am

:shock:

That's a small child there, right?

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by brandon » Mar 16th 16 1:26 am

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Makie stages.

Silver print on lacquer, lacquer over the top several layers, finely grind away layers with a piece of charcoal. Polish.
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Maintain flatness of the charcoal using a water stone.
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by brandon » Mar 16th 16 1:29 am

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In the US, I can recommend Gen Saratani (http://urushizedo.wix.com/zedo) for both your kintsugi and makie needs.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Midwinter_Sun » Mar 26th 16 11:36 am

Love firing on a full moon, always get good results out of the kiln!

Taking a new chawan "Shipwreck" and chashaku " domherre " for a spin.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by ethan » Mar 26th 16 12:59 pm

Looking at this, made me think that you might try having a similar outside w/ the glazed inside the color of a red beet. (I ate beets last night)

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Midwinter_Sun » Mar 26th 16 3:15 pm

thanks Ethan!

it does look like an old beet, does it not ? :mrgreen:

Most of my experience is with natural glazes only - ash , rust and flux.
I will be joining a Swedish raku master's workshop this summer, It will be nice to learn more of color.

You should check out the tea bowls she makes, I absolutely love them! Scroll down to the Chawan section.

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