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Tea Bowl

In Japan, Raku ware (Raku-yaki) is usually associated with the tea ceremony. It developed during the Momoyama period (1573–1615) when the first generation of the Raku family is said to have made tea bowls for Sen no Rikyū (1522–1591), the renowned tea master. Raku ware was once restricted to ceramics specifically made by the Raku family, but today its techniques are widely used.

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