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by AozoraE
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

Before the end-of-year holidays, I had an email exchange with Takeyoshi from tokoname.or.jp about a couple of teapots. The replies were coming in quickly, but suddenly stopped, and I have not heard back since despite a few follow-ups. I wonder if my emails are being blocked by an anti-spam filter o...
by AozoraE
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

I found this now already sold offering of Hokujo. Never seen this kind of shape/glaze(?) from him. Somehow it reminds me of Inge Nielsen work. http://www.tokoname.or.jp/teapot/maker_profile/hokujo/hokujo79.htm Happy new year :) Very nice pot. Don't see wood fired pots like that too often with that ...
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

Can you describe what Hokujo’ new kyusu look like, since you were able to see them? Clay, firing, form.. Sure thing! Both teapots I was shown were exactly the same apart from handle type(one was a 'ball' type handle, the other was one of the more long narrow varieties he makes). I'm not sure the ty...
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

LeoFox wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 am
Ouch, that is quite the mark up :D
I`ll keep that in mind if I don`t manage to find anything though.
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

Artistic Nippon or Isobe should have some, no? AN only really has one or two large pots up right now and only one is made out of his signature clay. From what I‘ve been told(not by AN) Hokujo is moving away from his standard yakishime pots and now is focusing solely on making more expensive ‘one-of...
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

pedant wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:29 am
ask Asako ISOBE if she has any nanban ones. treat yourself ;)
If only I could go back in time... :D
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

Artistic Nippon or Isobe should have some, no? AN only really has one or two large pots up right now and only one is made out of his signature clay. From what I‘ve been told(not by AN) Hokujo is moving away from his standard yakishime pots and now is focusing solely on making more expensive ‘one-of...
by AozoraE
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo Teaware
Replies: 75
Views: 13822

Re: Hokujo Teaware

Does anyone happen to have a Hokujo that they would be willing to part with? I accidentally broke the inner wall of mine trying to add more holes in one of his older slow pouring direct hole pots :( Any one of his side-handle pots around 150ml+ I think would be ideal for me since I would only be usi...
by AozoraE
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 158
Views: 24349

Re: Tetsubin

I’m looking for a smaller tetsubin as I only tend to use sub 100ml water per infusion...also TAD. Found these on Yahoo, but can’t decipher a name. Anyone familiar? They are pricey but nice(looking), the lack of an urushi plug on the bottom is new to me. Looks like its made by a brand called kansei ...
by AozoraE
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Gafu honshudei flat kyusu
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Gafu honshudei flat kyusu

Since their doesn't seem to be much interest in this I think I'm just going to go ahead and keep it :) Please lock the thread when you get the chance, mods.
by AozoraE
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

pedant wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:15 pm
AozoraE wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Just a short vid of the teapot in action :)
access denied for me

just fyi, sometimes i use this to upload quick (video-only) clips: https://gfycat.com/upload
^Thanks for the heads up Pedant.
Hopefully the vid shows up this time
by AozoraE
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

Just a short vid of the teapot in action :)
by AozoraE
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

Both this and my side-handle Gafu are still for sale!
Any takers?


Link to the side-handle pot:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1507
by AozoraE
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

Price drop:
$190 shipped
by AozoraE
Wed May 20, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Gafu honshudei flat kyusu
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Gafu honshudei flat kyusu

Another Gafu pot for sale, this time one of his flat reduction fired kyusu. While the clay itself is mainly neutral, I think that the reduction firing tends to bring out more aromatics compared to conventional fired shudei(at least with sencha) Capacity is almost exactly 100 ml. Since flat teapots t...