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raku

[ rah-koo ]
/ ˈrɑ ku /
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noun

a thick-walled, rough, dark lead-glazed Japanese earthenware used in the tea ceremony.

Nearby words

raking cornice, raking course, raking piece, rakish, rakishly, raku, rakʿa, rale, raleigh, raleigh, sir walter, ralik chain

Origin of raku

1870–75; < Japanese raku(-yaki) “pleasure” glaze, originated by Chōjirō of Kyoto, who was given the seal-stamp with the character “pleasure” from Hideyoshi as an artisan-household designation
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