FS: Yamada Emu Woodfired Kyusu

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Darbotek
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:12 pm

Up for sale is my Emu Kyusu, we just don’t really mesh. I am finding through expensive trial and error, I tend to prefer flatter and wider pots. Tall egg shapes don’t really do it for me. I may have some other tall pots up on the chopping block soon but this is the first.

Comes in at just around 195ml filled to the top. Dribbles a little if you hesitate on the pour, but it pours fast and strong with no hiccups. It seemed unused when I received it, I have only brewed lightly steamed sencha a few times in it.

$650 shipped/insured USD. I would prefer to keep it in the US so that I can insure it. I will consider partial/full trades. Really into hohins from Bizen right now or anything kind of wild interests me. Odd shapes, colors, etc.
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm

Beautiful mayake kyusu. Sometimes I’ll sit for a year with certain kyusu just observing, before deciding what a good pairing might be.
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Darbotek
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:49 pm

Victoria wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Beautiful mayake kyusu. Sometimes I’ll sit for a year with certain kyusu just observing, before deciding what a good pairing might be.
It doesn’t really have to do with how it pairs with tea, but just how I enjoy teapots. I like to see the leaves, watch them grow and move. This is just too nice of a pot to collect dust.
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:33 pm

Really nice Emu! I hope someone buys it quickly ... before I do!

I actually like taller kyusu and this has a nice wide opening. Often taller kyusu have rather small openings. But I do tend do reach for more squatty shapes much more often.

So, you watch the leaves as you brew? I do too. The vast majority of the time, I brew ... lid off ... and pour w/ lid off. The lid sits idly by ...
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:35 pm

Hmm, I should look at my Bizen houhin.
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Darbotek
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:11 pm

Chip wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Really nice Emu! I hope someone buys it quickly ... before I do!

I actually like taller kyusu and this has a nice wide opening. Often taller kyusu have rather small openings. But I do tend do reach for more squatty shapes much more often.

So, you watch the leaves as you brew? I do too. The vast majority of the time, I brew ... lid off ... and pour w/ lid off. The lid sits idly by ...
I hope someone does too! My watchlist on Yahoo Auctions is ticking down to the wire.

I skip the lid a lot too, especially that first brew, I really like watching them expand. But I just can’t bring myself to buy a lidless kyusu, I want the option lol.

Find that hohin! The ashier the better.
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:29 pm

Even though I go lidless, the lid is always present, and I would be bummed if it somehow got broken.
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:16 pm

Chip wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Even though I go lidless, the lid is always present, and I would be bummed if it somehow got broken.

One of the reasons I like going lidless is it helps break some old habits from when I was into gong fu, can’t pour too fast or just place the pot in a gong dao bei!
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:08 am

Price drop! Now $600!
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:58 am

Let’s knock it on down to $575!
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:12 pm

This truly is a gorgeous kyusu. Surely somebody who isn't strapped during covid will pick this up!
Having picked stuff up from Darby before I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him again. Everything is clean as and he packs it very well.
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:42 pm

Pants404 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:12 pm
This truly is a gorgeous kyusu. Surely somebody who isn't strapped during covid will pick this up!
Having picked stuff up from Darby before I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him again. Everything is clean as and he packs it very well.
Thank you for the kind words! I’ve got a big ol’ shipping charge to pay from a forwarding service, so I am eager to sell.
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Darbotek
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:49 pm

:o $550 :o
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:07 pm

Super attractive price and pot for a Jozan IV piece of art :lol:
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:51 pm

$525!
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