Ode to the Kyusu

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Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:55 pm

Should have also posted some pictures of the markings :?
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi Mukti,
Your kyusu looks to be a purple clay Banko Yaki (萬古焼) style teapot... as denoted by the gold sticker. It also states "Yokkaichi Banko", referring to the Japanese city of Yokkaichi which is famous for Banko-yaki goods. The final line on the gold sticker reads 日本製, Nihon sei, meaning "Made in Japan".

The characters imprinted into the clay are 峰月, or Hougetsu, which I believe refers to the kiln that fired it, rather than an individual artisan.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:39 pm

Here's my Kyusu's i use for my japanese green.
Biggest is Tokoname around 220ml and smallest is Banko around 70-75ml, i love Banko clay ;) I sometimes use with gaoshan and other more delicate tea
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 am

happy valentine's day

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SHIMIZU Ken (清水謙) nosaka reduction 140mL

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Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 am

Beautiful photos--love seeing everyone's gorgeous kyusu!
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:06 pm

the Hokujo kyusu i commissioned has arrived!

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SHIMIZU Genji [Hokujo] (清水源二 [北條]) [born 1945]

weight: 94g
capacity: 140mL
jpo1933
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:28 am

Nice nanban pot :!:
Really like the look of the purple grains that he mixed in with the clay.
Do you know what they're made of?
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:49 am

Wow, nice. This Hokujo pot is gorgeous.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am

.m. wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:49 am
Wow, nice. This Hokujo pot is gorgeous.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:33 pm

jpo1933 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:28 am
Nice nanban pot :!:
Really like the look of the purple grains that he mixed in with the clay.
Do you know what they're made of?
i do, but i was sworn to secrecy. lol
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:00 pm

well... damn :lol:
Looks similar to the feldspar that's usually added to rihi(pearskin) pots.. but obviously they don't turn out so purple in the end :mrgreen:
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:35 pm

they don't really look purple in person
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:16 am

Hello! This will be my first forum post :D
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:44 am

great first post!
pretty crazy kyusu. amazing.
that's from AN, right? i was ogling it before.
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:15 am

pedant wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:44 am
great first post!
pretty crazy kyusu. amazing.
that's from AN, right? i was ogling it before.
Yes! I'm afraid to use it though. I can be pretty careless when it comes to handling things ;)
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