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by AozoraE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi

A few more teapots up for those looking for a new teapot to use for shincha later this year. This will probably be my last sales thread for a very long time so for those who are bothered by seeing my "for sale" threads up, don't worry you'll be getting a break from them all very soon :D First up for...
by AozoraE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: [WTS] Hokujo, Ito Gafu and Toju
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

Re: [WTS] Hokujo, Ito Gafu and Toju

I think Victoria nailed it in saying that it has a mostly neutral effect on green tea. The only thing I would really add is that Gafu's reduction shudei is really able to bring out a lot of the aroma that my other pots don't seem to be able to pull out. I'm not sure if this has to do with the reduct...
by AozoraE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

For anyone interested, I have up for sale now on a ebay a wood fired teapot by Yamada Sou.
Instead of creating an entirely new thread, I thought it may be a better to save space in the forum and instead just add a link to the pot here :)

http://ebay.us/KXjadp?cmpnId=5338273189
by AozoraE
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: [WTS] Hokujo, Ito Gafu and Toju
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

Re: [WTS] Hokujo, Ito Gafu and Toju

Looking good. I have an older Gafu reduction pot made in a similar style to yours; super light, great pour and perfect lid fit makes it one of my most used pots. Also I just love the suction effect when you put the lid back on when the pots wet :D
by AozoraE
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Very nice pot, I like the shape. Looking at those wood fired patterns, it makes it very obvious where the Taiwanese go their wood firing techniques from! The colourings and patterns created by fire and ash are very similar to the pieces one can find in Taiwan, yet the craftsmanship is often less re...
by AozoraE
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Just a few more pics

by AozoraE
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

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 AozoraE
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

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 AozoraE
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

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 AozoraE
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

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 AozoraE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 498
Views: 120822

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 AozoraE
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 498
Views: 120822

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 AozoraE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 27
Views: 4788

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 AozoraE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 27
Views: 4788

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 AozoraE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 27
Views: 4788

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...