[WTS] Hokujo, Ito Gafu and Toju

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Darbotek
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:08 pm

Selling some of my less used Japanese tea ware, they will all get a good rinsing prior to shipping, so please ignore any stray tea leaves and water marks. All prices are shipped in the US, I do ship worldwide if the buyer agrees to pay the shipping. I have 100% feedback everywhere I have sold, if you want to see any just let me know!

Ito Gafu Shudei Kyusu - 220ml - $130
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Hokujo Kyusu(w/wood box) - 255ml - $160
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Hokujo Cup w/Saucer -160ml- $50
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Hokujo Mogake Shiboridashi Set w/ yuzamashi(100ml), shibo(60ml) and cup(45ml) - $175
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Toju Hohin -115ml- $100
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ShuShu
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:19 pm

Hey - interested in Hokujo!
Can you pm me please?
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Darbotek
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:07 am

PRICE DROPS

Ito Gafu Shudei Kyusu - 220ml - $115
Hokujo Kyusu(w/wood box) - 255ml - $145
Hokujo Cup w/Saucer -160ml-$45
Hokujo Mogake Shiboridashi Set w/ yuzamashi(100ml), shibo(60ml) and cup(45ml) - $155
Toju Hohin -115ml- $85
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:23 pm

Beautiful pieces and great prices 🍃 I’ve never seen a Hokujo cup with saucer that size, nice.
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Darbotek
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Victoria wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Beautiful pieces and great prices 🍃 I’ve never seen a Hokujo cup with saucer that size, nice.
Thank you! It's a lovely cup, just a little too classy and refined for me. I'm really jiving on shino and wood fired stuff right now. And I always make an exception for painted porcelain.
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm

Looking good. I have an older Gafu reduction pot made in a similar style to yours; super light, great pour and perfect lid fit makes it one of my most used pots. Also I just love the suction effect when you put the lid back on when the pots wet :D
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I am trying, without success, to find information about Gafu's shudei effect on tea. Is there someone with experience with it that could comment?
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 pm

faj wrote:
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I am trying, without success, to find information about Gafu's shudei effect on tea. Is there someone with experience with it that could comment?
Tokoname shudei clay kyusu are generally denser and less porous than Shigaraki and Iga clays. The overall effect is closer to neutral for Japanese greens and oolong in my experience. The differences are more noticeable when mineral aggregates are added to the clay, like with pear skin shudei, making the kyusu slightly more porous. Although, even within finely grained Tokoname shudei clays differences can be noticed, just much more subtle. I would say Gafu’s shudei would be closer to neutral, but this is just from appearance. Even within a potters work that spans decades there will be subtle differences. I find those nuances are subtly felt and experienced more so due to differences in shape, wall thickness, and mineral aggregates added. The aesthetic attraction you feel towards a piece is probably more important towards having an effect on the tea. It’s more about a synthesis of nuances, than a clear technical effect for me.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:44 am

I think Victoria nailed it in saying that it has a mostly neutral effect on green tea. The only thing I would really add is that Gafu's reduction shudei is really able to bring out a lot of the aroma that my other pots don't seem to be able to pull out. I'm not sure if this has to do with the reduction firing, thinness of the pot(my 230ml kyusu is only about 126g's) or shape, but it works better than any other pot I have for when I want to bring out more aromatics. I actually used it earlier today with a yabukita sencha from Honyama, and I was able to bring out some distinctly high-mountain fruitier notes that I would only normally associate with Taiwanese high-mountain teas :D. When I switched to a glazed pot and tried brewing it again, I got instead a lot of more distinctly vegetal notes, despite using the same time/temp/and amount of tea. I'm not sure if that matches anyone else's experiences with reduction shudei but like Victoria said, taste-wise it definitely leans toward the more neutral side of things for sure.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:59 pm

jpo1933 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Looking good. I have an older Gafu reduction pot made in a similar style to yours; super light, great pour and perfect lid fit makes it one of my most used pots. Also I just love the suction effect when you put the lid back on when the pots wet :D
Its pretty amazing, the lid almost clicks into place!

faj wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:41 pm
I am trying, without success, to find information about Gafu's shudei effect on tea. Is there someone with experience with it that could comment?
I can't really speak about any affects the shudei has on tea. It doesn't remove anything, I can say that for sure. But I am not a connoisseur with a sensitive palate. I agree with Victoria though about the aesthetic attraction though. The Gafu has a lovely smooth finish, 2nd only to my previously owned Gisui when it comes to just interacting with the pot. Its lovely to just hold and feel the ridges on the smooth clay.
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Hokujo Cup w/Saucer -160ml-$45
Toju Hohin -115ml- $85
Hokujo Mogake cup(45ml) - $30
Ito Gafu Shudei Kyusu - 220ml - SOLD
Hokujo Kyusu(w/wood box) - 255ml - SOLD
Hokujo Mogake Shiboridashi Set w/ yuzamashi(100ml), shibo(60ml) - $SOLD
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm

Darbotek wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 pm
Hokujo Cup w/Saucer -160ml-$45
Toju Hohin -115ml- $85
Hokujo Mogake cup(45ml) - $30
Ito Gafu Shudei Kyusu - 220ml - SOLD
Hokujo Kyusu(w/wood box) - 255ml - SOLD
Hokujo Mogake Shiboridashi Set w/ yuzamashi(100ml), shibo(60ml) - $SOLD
Hi. Are you still selling Toju Hohin -115ml?
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:23 pm

harz1968 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Darbotek wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 pm
Toju Hohin -115ml- $85
Hi. Are you still selling Toju Hohin -115ml?
Since @harz1968 is a new member and cannot receive PM’s yet you might email for now.
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Victoria wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Since harz1968 is a new member and cannot receive PM’s yet you might email for now.
Will do!
harz1968 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Hi. Are you still selling Toju Hohin -115ml?
I am indeed! It let me send a PM, let me know if you got it.
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photo Toju Hohin -115ml- $ 85 please send an email to - harz1968@gmail.com
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