Nothing too interesting going on

Sorry folks, been rather busy the past few days and haven’t had a chance to drink real tea. Instead, it’s been teabags of some sort or another… such as Bigelow Darjeeling (which tastes nothing like Darjeeling) and that kind of thing. Things should go back to normal tomorrow as I return home.

In the meantime, though, I found this site about Yixing pots. It’s a very comprehensive site — probably more info and pictures than any other place online regarding antique (or at least allegedly antique) pots. It’s in Japanese, so probably not too many of you can read it, but click on any of the links in the bottom — you should find pictures that are worth your time just staring at.


Nothing too interesting going on — 3 Comments

  1. That you mention the japanese and teapots, makes me recall a phrase in Junichiro Tanizaki’s stories which may explain some of our fascination with collecting pots? *Big Wink*

    “I read somewhere the other day that men who are too fond of the ladies when they’re young generally turn into antique-collectors when they get old. Tea sets and paintings take the place of sex.” (from Some Prefer Nettles, 1928) – Junichiro Tanizaki

    however I believe you are still too young to qualify for the ‘get old’ phrase! Nevertheless, just some humour on a slow Friday …


  2. Machine translations really mangle the stuff….

    As for Tanizaki…. well, the guy in Some Prefer Nettles is really, really cynical.  I don’t think he got much in the way of sex either, so hey, he can think what he wants.

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