raku ware

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Raku ware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raku%20ware. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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