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Second Oitomi tonbo (dragonfly) kyusu

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Japanese Metal Ware58 of 140Terumata rusted wash finished Japanese sakura themed kyusuOitomi cast iron Hisago Kyusu
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    Posted 2 months ago

    kwqd
    (769 items)

    Just tossing this post together quickly since I can steal from the earlier post for the sister of this kyusu. My eyes are not happy about it, though. I shot this one at the same time as the Oitomi hisago kyusu as both came today, well yesterday, now. This Oitomi cast iron kyusu is about 6.25" long x 6" high, including spout and handle, and 5.5" in diameter and 2.5" high minus lid and spout. It came with an infuser and appears to be unused. It weighs 2.23 pounds. The molding is very fine and the design begs to be handled, very lush. It has a solid, hot worked twisted handle (classy!) and is marked by the maker in Japanese. The twin sister to this one had no infuser and is a different color, too boot, so I thought it worth buying and posting. Both were a bargain price and too good to pass up. These kyusu are not uncommon but usually are not cheap. I have also seen them in blue.

    This style teapot is featured on the Oitomi page linked below and is an iconic Oitomi design:

    www.booniehicks.com/oitomi-cast-iron/

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look at the twin teapot dav2no1, Watchsearcher, Jenni, jscott0363, aura, Thomas, Hoot60 and Kevin!

      I am good for about an hour on the computer, now, before my vision starts getting messed up. My eyes felt pretty good since I got up about five hours ago and now not so much. I think I may need to take a few days away from the computer....
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks fortapache!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Really like their handles.
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Oh, I really like the color on this one! I love grey! And the twist at the top of the handle makes it, along with the design!
      Lovely pot Kevin!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, Karen! Yeah, I like the handles, too. It is a nice touch.

      Thanks for your comment Eileen! I have two of these, one in green and one in gray. I prefer the gray, too. The green one is my every day teapot. It has some rust on it that requires seasoning so I use it the most.

      Thanks for taking a look at my dragonfly themed kyusu couldbe, Eileen and Karen!

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