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by pedant
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan Spring Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Japan Spring Trip

in tokyo, i'd hit thés du japon's new shop: https://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress. ... ten-years/
see also viewtopic.php?f=44&t=842
by pedant
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 20
Views: 175

Re: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei

interesting. i look forward to hearing others' thoughts, but here's my current, uneducated opinion... 1) must shudei come from Tokoname and nowhere else? to me, shudei just means japanese red clay, but unless someone tells me otherwise, i assume it's from tokoname. many people call 'modern', iron-do...
by pedant
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 20
Views: 175

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Relevant to the rabbit trail regarding shudei &/or mayake. What is 100% proper? I really do not know. ./download/file.php?id=4114 hey, i remember that yohen kyusu on the left! i almost bought it back in feb 2019! very nice. i'm glad a friend has it. :mrgreen: idk, mayake is a technique, and shudei ...
by pedant
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 20
Views: 175

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

This is another example of wood fired shudei. The red area is where oxidative gasses and carbon we’re unable to transform the clay. ./download/file.php?id=4109 ./download/file.php?id=4108 Imo it looks like it was actually ground there revealing the non-reduced clay below. I say this despite knowing...
by pedant
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1033

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Agreed, awesome pot. Im tempted too but have so much teaware.
by pedant
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 29
Views: 570

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

haha. well, even though they kicked some of us out and deleted some worthwhile content, they still continue to host a majority of the old, valuable stuff, and i thank them for that. doing that doesn't cost that much, but it's not free, either. i personally still sometimes search their site (mostly v...
by pedant
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 567
Views: 66818

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @johnsonmen and @peterlista! good to have you here!
by pedant
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 567
Views: 66818

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, friends!
by pedant
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

nice article, thank you. haha, i love that book ( For All the Tea in China ). i think Frisbeehead recommended it to me some years ago. that's some serious industrial espionage. Tea is not made exclusively from leaves of the camellia siniensis species. yes, we agree: https://i.imgur.com/CwnsWsE.png
by pedant
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grandpa Amu making a Tea Table
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Grandpa Amu making a Tea Table

awesome, thanks for posting! when i saw him laying out his lines on the workpiece with a pen, my first thought was, "i wish i had a router like this guy." and then i saw him tying the workpiece to a tree. nvm, he definitely does not have one! doesn't even have an electric drill. :mrgreen: also, i'm ...
by pedant
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Your first teapot... show off!

Baisao wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:59 pm
My first teapot was a kyusu made by Kato Tadaomi, aka “Koshin”.
nice! i got one of those in the same order as the gyokudo in my previous post, but it was a gift for someone, so i didn't count it.
that was my first ever order with artistic nippon.
by pedant
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Your first teapot... show off!

happy new year, everyone! fun topic. thanks, Bok . my first tea tools.jpg my very first tea tools were mugs. i'd use two of them at a time: one acted as a tea pot, and i'd simply decant into a second one used for drinking. sometimes i'd use a spoon as a strainer. this mostly works fine, and it's al...
by pedant
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 261
Views: 43773

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

this was my first nice teapot. i got it in 2012. my thoughts from back then: a tokoname kyusu by UMEHARA Gyokudo (1936-2012; RIP) i got from artisticnippon. i think the "shochikubai" motifs were done by scratching away the reduction-fired surface to reveal the orange-red clay below. i really love e...
by pedant
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing pots (where to buy)
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Yixing pots (where to buy)

welcome to the forum, @davidmichaelkimler! i moved your post to the teaware area.
by pedant
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 19993

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

Thank you for providing this site! Only been around for a couple months but I'm getting a lot of info and contacts on tea. :mrgreen: thanks, thommes Do you have a post pinned somewhere that lists the features that have been suggested, being implemented, won't be implemented? I have several ideas bu...