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Kyoto Sights

Raku Museum

  • Nakadachi-uri agaru Map It
  • Kamigyō-ku

Updated 09/23/2013

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Serious collectors of tea-ceremony artifacts are likely to have a Raku bowl in their collections. The Raku Museum displays more than 1,000 bowls and vessels of astonishing beauty. As a potter's term in the West, raku refers to a low-temperature firing technique, but the word originated with this family, which made exquisite tea bowls for use in the shogun's tea ceremonies. The museum is to the east of Horikawa-dori, three blocks south of Imadegawa-dori; take the

Karasuma subway line to Imadegawa Station or Bus 9 or 12 to Ichi-jo-modori-bashi.

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84 Aburakoji, Nakadachi-uri agaru, Kyōto, 602-0923, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Around ¥900, depending on exhibition
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 09/23/2013


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