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by jpo1933
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Just a few more pics

by jpo1933
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

nasalfrog wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Now... it would be the perfect pot to enshrine and worship... establish my own teapot cult... but I’m not that far gone... yet... :lol:
I can wait :mrgreen:
by jpo1933
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Thanks Victoria. His pots exhibit some of the most spectacular youhen/natural glaze effects. I can't really say I've seen anything that compares to them. He also manages somehow to get a lid fit just as good as any non-wood fired pot. Almost makes my other wood fired pots feel "off" in comparison to...
by jpo1933
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

nasalfrog wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Another beautiful pot to haunt my dreams :lol:
I'm so sorry :lol:
Thankfully as you well know there's a quick and easy cure for that :P
by jpo1933
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

A post I happened to see here on Teaforum early last week of a particular kyusu reminded that I had a pot by the same artist sitting around unused. This was a pot I wanted for quite some time, but after receiving it I realized that I don't feel particularly comfortable using pots this expensive and ...
by jpo1933
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 273
Views: 46263

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

It’s something special for sure. I’m minimizing my teaware and wanted a few very special pieces and this is one of them. He must still be making some one offs, because I have a hohin on the way from Chaki Chaki. Thes Du Japon gets some of his stuff still too. Lucky you :D I've wanted one of his hou...
by jpo1933
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 273
Views: 46263

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Darbotek wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Enjoying the rain and my Yamamoto Hiromi.
Very nice! One of my personal favorite kyusu makers.
He's been retired for a number of years now but I always love seeing his work
by jpo1933
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

I have seen pots that were wood fired or were made from clay not made from the local clay still being referred to as 万古焼 (banko ware) seemingly only because the potter who made them worked in Yokkachi identified themselves as a "Banko ware potter". Since Banko ware refers specifically to a geograph...
by jpo1933
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Tor wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:09 am
I don't know what pots they were referring to exactly, but generally shidei only refers to banko pots that are reduction fired and made from clay in or around Yokkaichi.
Maybe they were mistaken in describing the pot(s) as shidei?
by jpo1933
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

How can we call the oxygen reduced fired clay ‘shudei’? It doesn’t matter if it’s been fired in a gas, electric, or wood fired kiln. If the surface of the pottery doesn’t get oxygen, it is not shudei. From my experience, even if the clay has become black or brown from firing in reduction, potters/m...
by jpo1933
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

I may find myself in some teaware addiction rehab facility. No lie, I dreamed of this pot last night. I’m afraid if I bought this pot, I would have to come to terms with having a legitimate problem. :lol: And here I was thinking that no one was interested in the pot! Luckily the pot was just sold a...
by jpo1933
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

I had no idea lol, I am very new into Japanese tea ware. Can I trouble you to take some photos of the inside for me please? :) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5FCiW_kR2OcSEhzM1EwLWtwbHBmMTlLWE5ZX0JQWXdHRzhr/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5FCiW_kR2OcVXdjWkhfSElUUUhIYXlxMldKWWVR...
by jpo1933
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

I would have adopted if it’s shudei clay. I agree with others, it’s a good price given you don’t have to worry about currency exchange and tax if you are living in a county aside from Asia Technically it is shudei, but just woodfired! I've honestly never liked the bright-red color of shudei pots an...
by jpo1933
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Really mystifies me how such nice pots can remain unsold for so long!? And at a fair price. It looks like you helped me changed that by you deciding to post in this thread :mrgreen: I've had less interesting pots sell far quicker than this one, so I'm guessing it just has to do with the holidays an...
by jpo1933
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

bump bump