Definitions for rakuˈrɑ ku

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ra•kuˈrɑ ku(n.)

  1. a thick-walled, rough, lead-glazed earthenware, orig. from Japan.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of raku:

1870–75; < Japn raku(-yaki)“pleasure” glaze


  1. Raku(Noun)

    A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; (especially capitalised) such pottery made by the Raku family.

  2. Raku(Noun)

    The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.

  3. Origin: From 楽.


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