Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

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Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:11 pm

A post I happened to see here on Teaforum early last week of a particular kyusu reminded that I had a pot by the same artist sitting around unused.
This was a pot I wanted for quite some time, but after receiving it I realized that I don't feel particularly comfortable using pots this expensive and that some of the simpler, "cheaper" pots I already use are better suited for daily-use. So with a heavy-heart I've decided to pass this on to someone who can actually appreciate at it.

I was told the pot was made about six or seven years before his his retirement and that pots by him are generally quite hard to come by. This one was fired twice in a wood-fired kiln using natural Banko clay aged for 30 years. The long firings have given the pot a very-heavy natural glaze finish around the pot.








^A large handmade ball filter is one of Hiromi's trademarks. This kind of large filter ensures that when one pours tea the steam is consistent between steeps and doesn't cause the liquid to"choke" like you see sometimes with direct-hole filters when brewing Sencha.



Made by Yamamoto Hiromi
180ml
Comes with tomobako and artist history
$510
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 pm

Another beautiful pot to haunt my dreams :lol:
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:48 pm

nasalfrog wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Another beautiful pot to haunt my dreams :lol:
I'm so sorry :lol:
Thankfully as you well know there's a quick and easy cure for that :P
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:55 pm

Really nice form and mayake youhen effect 🍃
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 pm

Thanks Victoria.
His pots exhibit some of the most spectacular youhen/natural glaze effects. I can't really say I've seen anything that compares to them.
He also manages somehow to get a lid fit just as good as any non-wood fired pot. Almost makes my other wood fired pots feel "off" in comparison to it.
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 pm

Recently I’ve been playing around with some 100ml pocket porcelain pots, and have been enjoying size so much that my ~150ml pots are suddenly seeming too large... so the 180ml is currently seeming a bit big for my solo sessions (I am now kicking myself for not jumping on the Gafu pot you had up several months ago). In reality 180ml is not big at all, and is actually one of the smaller kyusus I have seen available from this artist. I have never held one, but all of his pots are very aesthetically appealing to me and would appear to handle all types of sencha with ease.

Now... it would be the perfect pot to enshrine and worship... establish my own teapot cult... but I’m not that far gone... yet... :lol:
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm

nasalfrog wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Now... it would be the perfect pot to enshrine and worship... establish my own teapot cult... but I’m not that far gone... yet... :lol:
I can wait :mrgreen:
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm

Just a few more pics

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Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:04 pm

Very nice pot, I like the shape. Looking at those wood fired patterns, it makes it very obvious where the Taiwanese go their wood firing techniques from! The colourings and patterns created by fire and ash are very similar to the pieces one can find in Taiwan, yet the craftsmanship is often less refined than for Japanese teaware.
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:53 pm

Bok wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Very nice pot, I like the shape. Looking at those wood fired patterns, it makes it very obvious where the Taiwanese go their wood firing techniques from! The colourings and patterns created by fire and ash are very similar to the pieces one can find in Taiwan, yet the craftsmanship is often less refined than for Japanese teaware.
I haven't seen enough woodfired Taiwanese pots to say anything about their quality, but I can agree with you that the way the natural glaze was coaxed onto this pot was really done by an expert hand. I don't think I've seen any other potter who works with wood fired teapots match up to Hiromi's. At least not yet :D
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:27 am

For anyone interested, I have up for sale now on a ebay a wood fired teapot by Yamada Sou.
Instead of creating an entirely new thread, I thought it may be a better to save space in the forum and instead just add a link to the pot here :)

http://ebay.us/KXjadp?cmpnId=5338273189
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:38 am

jpo1933 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:27 am
For anyone interested, I have up for sale now on a ebay a wood fired teapot by Yamada Sou.
Instead of creating an entirely new thread, I thought it may be a better to save space in the forum and instead just add a link to the pot here :)

http://ebay.us/KXjadp?cmpnId=5338273189
Oh, that’s a great mayake kyusu by Sou, and a great price too!. you might as well make a separate post for it.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:35 am

^And done :D

Here's a link to the new thread:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1392
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:21 pm

This thread can be closed now. Seeing how there hasn't really been much interest in the pot, I think I'm just going to continue to hold on to it for the time being. I may decide to put it up again, but for now I think it may just be best to take it off the market and try again later. :)
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:29 pm

sure, feel free to PM if you want it unlocked later
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