The Essence of the Raku ware: Tradition passed down over 450 years
The Raku Museum is situated immediately next door to the Raku family home and workshop. It was established in 1978 by the 14th generation Kakunyû (1918~1980) and has a collection consisting primarily of ceramics made by successive heads of the Raku family, related documents and tea utensils passed down over the generations. The collection has been formed over 450 years as a resource from which future generations can learn about the techniques and artistry of their forebears enabling them to establish each individual style. The Raku Museum is, in effect, an encapsulation of the essence of the Raku tradition incessant over 450 years.
10:00 ~ 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
vary depending on the exhibition
Mondays (except National Holidays) and during the re-installation
4 times a year primarily on Raku ware and related tea utensils
Visitors are invited to handle some of our collection.