Raku meaning

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A kind of earthenware, originally developed for the Japanese tea ceremony in the 16th cent., that has been fired and glazed and then quickly fired again, leaving a blackened, distinctively variegated pattern.
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(ceramics) A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; (especially capitalised) such pottery made by the Raku family.
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The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.
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Origin of raku

  • From Japanese (raku, “fun, delightful”).A seal engraved with this word was marked on the early pieces. It was the title and seal used by 15 generations of potters.
    From Wiktionary