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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:55 pm
by mukti
Should have also posted some pictures of the markings :?

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm
by Chingwa
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.

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:39 pm
by Chris418
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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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 am
by pedant
happy valentine's day

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SHIMIZU Ken (清水謙) nosaka reduction 140mL

RIP 文平 ❤️

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 am
by hopeofdawn
Beautiful photos--love seeing everyone's gorgeous kyusu!

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:06 pm
by pedant
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

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:28 am
by jpo1933
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?

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:49 am
by .m.
Wow, nice. This Hokujo pot is gorgeous.

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am
by Elise
.m. wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:49 am
Wow, nice. This Hokujo pot is gorgeous.
+ 1

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:33 pm
by pedant
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

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:00 pm
by jpo1933
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:

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:35 pm
by pedant
they don't really look purple in person

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:16 am
by Firens
Hello! This will be my first forum post :D

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:44 am
by pedant
great first post!
pretty crazy kyusu. amazing.
that's from AN, right? i was ogling it before.

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:15 am
by Firens
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 ;)