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by student t
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16125

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Thank you very much for the tips, Victoria! What I am hearing from you and Bok is that this doesn't seem to be an extraordinarily difficult thing to get rid of, which is encouraging. This is also in line with my own -very limited- experience. A pot I have came with a sticker (F1 white label) which l...
by student t
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16125

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Many thanks for the reply, Bok. I'm glad to hear that alcohol is something that can be applied to the teapot's surface. So you wouldn't worry with alcohol somehow staining/decolorising the surface or the pot permanently "absorbing" any smells? I guess alcohol evaporates very quickly, so my second co...
by student t
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16125

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Hi forum, I am thinking about buying a particular Tokonome shudei kyusu that has some sticker/decal residues. Any opinions on how hard it is to get rid of these and how to best do it without damaging the teaware? (The residues are on the outside, so it's just an aesthetic problem, they wouldn't come...
by student t
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

Over the past year or so, I've bought two teapots online from Shiha Tea & Comfort ( https://shihateacomfort.shop ). Both times I had a very good experience and was very happy with the products I bought and the service/process. Price point and set of featured artists are similar to e.g. Artistic Nipp...
by student t
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 381
Views: 68026

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Thank you for the information, Chip, and, wow, what a great picture of your set of pieces! I quite liked the look of the filters from AN's pictures, such a nice slightly raised border around those neatly arranged holes. It's fantastic to hear that they not only look beautiful but are also very funct...
by student t
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 381
Views: 68026

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Thanks for the comment, debunix. I was low-key hoping to hear about shortcomings of these sculpted pots, but that has clearly not worked, so now I guess I have no other option but to acquire some of these, as you say, wiley little things :D After writing my previous post yesterday I saw a post on In...
by student t
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 381
Views: 68026

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Hello all, I have been looking at the kyusu by Mokusen which Artistic Nippon is currently offering. Some more pictures of his work can be found on tokoname.co.jp (although I find that page a bit of a nightmare to navigate). Does anybody have any experience with Mokusen's pieces? They look thick-wall...
by student t
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki
Replies: 78
Views: 7174

Re: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki

Thanks, Chip and Victoria, for these comparisons; so interesting and beautifully documented in the photos.

Could you say something about the number and length of the steeps that you do? I suspect the "1.30" in Victoria's post relates to this but I'm unsure how to interpret it.
by student t
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 693
Views: 104996

Re: Introduce Yourself

Thanks for the welcome, @Victoria and @t-curious!
by student t
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 693
Views: 104996

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello teaforum, I am a long-time lurker and reader of this forum finally signing up. I am new to tea—5 years or so. My daily go-to teas are yancha and shu; but, being a bit of a generalist by nature, I like to drink most kinds of teas. I think what drew me into tea initially were yixing teapots. I s...