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Raku Museum Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Aburakoji, Nakadachi-uri agaru, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto, 602-0923 | Map It
  • Phone: 075/414–0304
  • Cost: Around ¥900, depending on exhibition
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–4
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  • Location: Central Kyoto
Updated: 09-23-2013

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