SPACE Tokonabe is one of the finest shops to buy traditional japanese pottery craft in Tokoname. The store used to be an old pottery factory with potter's wheels and machinery.
The Minolta 50mm f/3,5 Macro lens is an old standard focal length macro. On APS-C it´s a short tele about 75mm.
I received this shudei (red clay) teapot from Fugetsu as a present a couple of days ago. The sujibiki technique accents the horizontal lines, making the teapot appear fresh off the potter's wheel. This piece of art is impressive because of its simplicity. It seems not to attract any attention to the viewer. But if you hold it, it feels light and the surface velvety.