Ode to the Kyusu

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Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:03 pm

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
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Last one is of father and son (Kohokujo)]
Now that you have both father and son, can you tell if they are using the same clay? Are there differences in pouring and wall thickness?
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:47 pm

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
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So proud to finally own a Hokujo Kyushu. Hope to buy a Yamakashi(sp?) one when it comes available I missed out last time. Last one is of father and son
Congratulations Pan. May I highly recommend you use padded fabric under your teaware, to prevent breakage. Don’t want to see these new kyusu going down the road a few of your other pieces have gone :? .
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:42 pm

@LeoFox
Im not sure as the Hokujo uses Nanban clay which I presume is diffrent than the yakashimi clay he uses, I have not tried out either yet as I am more so admiring their beauty but I most likley may use the Nanban one for roasted ball rolled oolong teas. The Hokujo Shibordashi I have does use the same clay as the Kohokujo kyusu so I assume astringency is limited.

@Victoria oh belive me as we speak Im looking at some better storage space as well. In fact Im thinking of a foam padded metal security case, I was lucky to save my Yamada Sou but not my previous Fugetsu.
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:43 pm

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
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LeoFox
Im not sure as the Hokujo uses Nanban clay which I presume is diffrent than the yakashimi clay he uses, I have not tried out either yet as I am more so admiring their beauty but I most likley may use the Nanban one for roasted ball rolled oolong teas. The Hokujo Shibordashi I have does use the same clay as the Kohokujo kyusu so I assume astringency is limited.
Hokujo Nanban kyusu use the same stoneware clay that he uses in other kyusu, except kaolin and other mineral chips are mixed in. With Hokujo I’ve read that ‘Nanban’ means the outside of the body is almost not touched while forming on the wheel, although on mine I can see ridges formed by a tool. Nanban just means barbaric rough surface.
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Hokujo Nanban kyusu use the same stoneware clay that he uses in other kyusu, except kaolin and other mineral chips are mixed in. With Hokujo I’ve read that ‘Nanban’ means the outside of the body is almost not touched while forming on the wheel, although on mine I can see ridges formed by a tool. Nanban just means barbaric rough surface.
welll there we go :) thanks much Victoria.
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:03 pm

Finally received this very interesting Yamada Sou "Ao" kyusu!

140ml but have not checked.

Jozan IV in the background.

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Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 pm

Yowza. Blue. Drippy. The purple-red areas with pale spots are like H&E stained cells view under a microscope. Cool beans. And cute shape to boot.
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:33 pm

Masson trichrome
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:23 pm

Perhaps even more Masson Trichrome than Haematoxylin and Eosin, agree.
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Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm

debunix wrote:
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Perhaps even more Masson Trichrome than Haematoxylin and Eosin, agree.
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:16 am

Quite a pot to inspire such musings!
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Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am

To help with morning sencha duties while my Petr-yaki is awaiting a reply from a Kintsugi artist, I found a lovely Shouryu pot with a glaze style I'd long been wishing for, and then I started searching for other Shouryu pieces, and found a left-handed version in a size very similar to my Petr-yaki.

And much to my surprise, a left-handed Gisui kyusu was right there also at Tokoname.jp's eBay store. It followed the Shouryu home, and this morning found use with Kabuse sencha from Obubu.
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Enjoying the sencha this morning in a Bill Perrine/Splitfire Pottery cup.
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