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.
Earthenware, raku ware
Gift of Koichi Yanagi
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Tsujimura Shiro (Japanese, born 1947). Tea Bowl, 2001. Earthenware, raku ware, 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. (9.2 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Koichi Yanagi, 2003.67.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.67.1_SL1.jpg)
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