Kyoto Sights

Raku Museum

  • Nakadachi-uri agaru Map It
  • Kamigyo-ku

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Serious collectors of tea-ceremony utensils are likely to have a raku bowl in their collections. The Raku Museum displays more than 1,000 bowls and containers of subtle beauty embodying the Japanese aesthetic terms of wabi and sabi, which refer to understated elegance and mature beauty. Raku refers to a low-temperature firing technique that yields a ceramic that is soft to the touch. Raku is the family name with a long history of creating pleasing tea utensils for the shogun's use.

Sight Information

Address:

84 Aburakoji, Nakadachi-uri agaru, east of Horikawa-dori, 3 blocks south of Imadegawa-dori, Kyoto, 602-0923, Japan

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Phone:

075-414–0304

Sight Details:

  • Around ¥900 (fee varies, depending on exhibition)
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Published 12/10/2015

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