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by DailyTX
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75588

Re: Yixing

Bok I always skip the Chinese items on eBay. Most of them are made to look old. Maybe there are also genuine ones, but I think 99% are just fakes. Maybe, it is different if you buy them in China or another Asian country. Your analysis matches my experience buying yixing through eBay :D , brings bac...
by DailyTX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I am comfortable buying a yixing zisha for that cost if it’s from the 60s or older... True indeed... I know which one I'd pick :mrgreen: Guess it boils down to what kind of tea one enjoys the most. As beautiful as Yohei's pots are, I wouldn't have much use for them. I feel like Yohei’s pots have mo...
by DailyTX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

For me Konishi Yohei’s creations are some of my favourite Japanese contemporary teapots. I don't know how they are in terms of usage, but they do look marvelous! Also more imaginative than Yamada and Hokujo who more or less stick to a few tried and tested shapes. Bok I have been very determined to ...
by DailyTX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I noticed some Tokoname pots come with wooden box vs. paper box, stamp vs. hand signature. Anyone can provide basic things that I should prioritize when selecting a Tokoname pot, aside from artist, style, and firing? Thanks Dailytx A hand signed kyusu with a wooden box, yellow cloth and papers will...
by DailyTX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I noticed some Tokoname pots come with wooden box vs. paper box, stamp vs. hand signature. Anyone can provide basic things that I should prioritize when selecting a Tokoname pot, aside from artist, style, and firing?
Thanks
Dailytx
by DailyTX
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I’ve been happy with the tea I’ve purchased from Tea Trekker. I think it’s safe to assume that their tea ware is described honestly. When I’ve compared their tea ware to similar tea ware from places like Artistic Nippon it always seems much more expensive than purchasing directly from Japan. Tea Tr...
by DailyTX
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I have been looking into Tokoname clay. While searching on different artists, I came across Tea Trekker, a vendor located on the East Coast of United States. I wonder has anyone purchased their pots before, and how are their quality and authenticity?

Thanks,

Dailytx
by DailyTX
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Interesting, and thank you for the honest feedback, I learned one more thing about Japanese tea ware today. I’ll let my teapot craving neurons suffer for a bit longer haha. Initially, I was aiming at one of those Jozan IV pots with the ugly red color. I’ll have to see if I am lucky enough to encoun...
by DailyTX
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

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 DailyTX
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

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 DailyTX
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

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
by DailyTX
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer
Replies: 193
Views: 7028

Re: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer

Normally Zhuni is on the orangey side. Turns dark red when used with hot water. Yes, this is my understanding. Looking around, I also see some mentions that Zhuni fired at higher temperature can turn maroon. I do not know if this is purely a change in appearance, or if it means effect on tea is dif...
by DailyTX
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75588

Re: Yixing

The problem comes from the mix of these. And especially acid cleaning of teapots, which is also in use for a long time. Very good information to know Youzi. Curious what kind of acid wash and why was it used? There's Two kinds of acid used during water mixing phase of clay processing, referred to a...
by DailyTX
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75588

Re: Yixing

DailyTX A flatter more pancake pot like this doesn’t appear in the F1 and F2 catalogs I’ve seen. Another random 90’s factory might be more likely. That’s good info to rule out F1 and F2. Those pots have a very interesting craftsmanship. A top flat piece and a bottom piece are molded individually an...
by DailyTX
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75588

Re: Yixing

DailyTX Doesn’t look right to me. The way the lid curves up seem more of an F2 thing. I could be wrong but I believe this is correct shape for this pot. ./download/file.php?id=4065 Those pots are a lot flatter than the one shown. The lid is lose fit. Sprout and handle are not totally lined up. Sell...