I love my backhandle Emu kyusu. It is a master piece in design, function, and clay used. I make sure to sit down with it and handle very carefully. @lUKAV28 which Yamada are you looking for Sou, Jozan IV, III ? Will you be in Tokoname or purchasing online? Also, I would love to see your teaware collection. Maybe you can share your European pots over at Teaware/Additional Regions.lUKAV28 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 amBok I see your point yes BUT it is the small backhandled one , I have his 200 ml kyusu which is great for senchas but would love to have a smaller one to try other teas in this clay too so will pull the trigger in a few days. I spent quite a lot for pots this year and am slowing down a bit. I was collecting mainly European artists particularly Jiri Duchek’s teaware and his experimental series of four different pots with four different clays he found on his property. I was buying some yixing too and now I am slowly returning back to Japan and in few months I will definitely add some Sou’s items to my collection. Because of this forum I learned that Japan has a lot more to offer than just tokoname and banko clay and I am thrilled to get to know them better. Thnx guys.
Here are a few of my Yamada family shudei kyusu. Photo and descriptions curtesy of @phyllsheng.
Clockwise (starting from the teapot on the top at 12 o'clock position)
1. Jozan Yamada III (Minoru Yamada 1924-2005) 280ml
2. Jozan Yamada IV (Emu Yamada 1954- present) 250ml
3. Sou Yamada (1979 - present) 150ml