FS: Watanabe Tozo Hohin (Akitsu Mumyoi reduction fired)

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WATANABE Tozo [渡辺陶三]

clay: Akitsu Mumyoi carbonized reduction fired
volume: 75mL
weight: 120g

a charming piece full of character!

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i will leave the marketing to hojo :D
http://hojotea.com.my/posts-177/

this is from the very first batch released.
also, not that it matters, but it was the first of firsts with item# TAC001.

it has been used mostly with gyokuro.
there is some tea staining around the rim and spout (can be cleaned with baking soda).

$140 $130 $110 $75 including shipping in USA. i can ship worldwide, but there may be an extra shipping charge.
these sell for ~$160+shipping at hojotea.

includes the cardboard box it came in and i believe a stamped cloth (if it came with one originally).

thanks for looking!
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:45 pm

i think the hohin is one of the most practical teapot styles. they are ergonomic and generally have very fast pours. this one is no exception.
pour time: under 3s

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Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 pm

How porous is this clay?
Comparable to what? zini? hongni? porcelain?
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it's more porous than porcelain, but beyond that, i don't know how to answer.
it has a noticeable rounding effect. if you've been curious to try japanese reduction-fired clay, this would be a good one imo.
interestingly, in the article i linked to above, hojo recommends this clay for dancong and yancha. i think hohins are perfect for those teas due to the fast pour, but personally i don't like this clay for them as much as porcelain because i don't like to lose any aroma. that's just my personal taste though. maybe you would try it and agree with hojo's preference. i do think that it works well with rich sencha and gyokuro though. it seems to do something good for the mouth and throat feel.
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Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:20 am

price reduced to $130
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price reduced to $110
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price reduced to $75
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Mon May 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Still available? Can you pm me, new account so I can't pm you :D
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Mon May 07, 2018 3:33 pm

nebs wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 1:26 pm
Still available? Can you pm me, new account so I can't pm you :D
still available. pm'd.
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:41 pm

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