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by jpo1933
Sat May 04, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: One more time! Hokujo revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: One more time! Hokujo revisited

Ok maybe there isn't as much interest as I previously thought there was :D
I think I'm just going to keep this guy(actually) this time.
Mods, if you don't mind? :mrgreen:
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: One more time! Hokujo revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: One more time! Hokujo revisited

Just would like to add that I was able to enlarge the holes in the filter resulting in a much quicker and more concreted pour than in the video I previously uploaded.

Much improved I think :D
by jpo1933
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 48
Views: 2745

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

I haven't had one of the kobiwako pots to play with for some time now, but from what I remember the kobiwako clay seemed to be a more "all around" type of pot for sencha. Meaning that it seemed like whatever tea I choose it came out pretty well. However with the Hokujo, it seems to be more hit or mi...
by jpo1933
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Maybe the spout is a touch steeper than yours? I wouldn't have been calling mine horizontal but from the shop photos I'd have thought they were about the same. Also with regards to the width of the spout at the tip vs the base while the exterior doesn't dimension doesn't change as much as some pots...
by jpo1933
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

With more angled spout like in most pots, when you tilt it to the point that the spout point down vertically the base of the pot will cross over the vertical line. In that case the wet leaves can easily fall instead of sticking nicely to the base. Some people don’t like that as it can make the next...
by jpo1933
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Ha, just from the opening post I was wondering if it was Jinpachi, guess why.... Anyways while it was mildly disappointing because Toru talks up the poor and had some yt vids of old ones in the end it doesn't much bother me as for mine it only drips if I cut it off mid-pour, something I'm not incli...
by jpo1933
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Baisao wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:21 pm

I think this is an artistic rather than practical decision. Some Japanese teapot makers are fond of spouts that intentionally resemble a chode.
Uh, can we get a citation for this :lol: I've never heard anything like this in anything related to ceramics in English or Japanese.
by jpo1933
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

^^Thanks for the advice everyone. The thread ended up being a bit whiner sounding then I anticipated, but I appreciate all of the advice so far.
I'm sure I'll be able to figure out a way to get along with this guy ;p
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

I discussed that with him a little bit. He said that since its used he would have to basically throw it away. Whether that means he would have been willing to do a return I don't know, but it sounded like its something he doesn't do with already used items. There was a teapot by jinpachi that didn'...
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

"I did reach out to Toru about it, and he basically told me that he can't guarantee that every pot that receive doesn't drip and that he really isn't in a position to ask a potter to "switch out" a pot that drips with a pot that doesn't . He also sent me two videos of pots by Jinpachi and- just lik...
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Here's a vid of the pour to give you an idea of how it works.

by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

"...but he does seem to have some designs that clearly don't work as well as others." Without seeing how the spout functions, I was just trying to push the discussion away from works well and not well. I respect your personal preferences, and understand some pots have flaws. I am reminded of my vis...
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

"His ultimate aim is achieve a perfect balance between the different parts of the teapot in order to produce the best tasting tea. I tried pouring with a number of his teapots and each time I was struck by the quality of the "pour"." Copyright 2017 Artistic Nippon Before you are convinced artists a...
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Reading further on the artist on AN (https://www.artisticnippon.com/product/jinpachi/jinpachi1.html), where his teapots special pour quality is mentioned I do wonder... From looking at them, a lot of his pots have -in my eyes- not optimum spout design. Have you tried pouring very, very slow, one mi...
by jpo1933
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Drippy spouts?

Yeahhh maybe a mistake on my part for buying it. He's probably the only potter I've seen have his spouts shaped that way(probably for a good reason!). He's been making teapots for 30+ years... so I imagine that you're right in that he's probably more focused on an "artistic pot" rather than a purely...