Shrines & Temples

    Raku Museum

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    Raku Museum

    Touch and feel the masterpieces over the generations

     The Raku Museum is situated right next door to the Raku family home and its workshop.  It was established by the 14th generation Kichizaemon, Kakunyu, in 1978.  The Raku ware has been passed down over the generations preserving the collection for over 450 years as a reference for which future generations can learn about the techniques and artistry by the first generation, Chojiro who was influenced by Wabicha stye that was created by Sen no Rikyu.  The museum houses the Raku wares, old documents and tea ceremony utensils collected over 450 years. The museum holds a special exhibition of the Raku wares and tea utensils four times a year and also holds a tea ceremony event that people can actually hold and examine the work.  The photo (from the front); “Akaraku Manbo Zara by Ichinyu IV”, “Fukurasuzume Mukozuke by Seinyu XIII”, and “Ryokuyu Kabuto Zara by Sonyu V”

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2013


    Name Raku Museum
    Address Aburanokoji-dori Ichijo-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-414-0304
    Hours 10:00-16:30 (entry by 16:00)
    Closed Mon. (open when it is national holidays)
    Recommended Admission fee differes depending on each exhibition. Special Tea Ceremony which you can touch & feel actual stored master pieces will be held. The sessions are hosted by the current 15th generation Raku Kichizaemon. *Reservation via telephone will be accepted from a month before the exhibition.