raku ware

noun ra·ku ware \ ˈrä-(ˌ)kü- \

Definition of raku ware

:a soft low-fired, lead-glazed, and often hand-modeled Japanese pottery used since the 16th century especially for teabowls

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Origin and Etymology of raku ware

Japanese raku enjoyment; from the engraving of this word on the gold seal with which the original ware was stamped


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