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What’s on:
The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art across Generations of the Raku Family
Once in a life time exhibition both in scale and quality showcasing the uninterrupted history and tradition handed over through 15 generations of the Raku family

When and where:
Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Sunday 12 February 2017
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (finished)
Spring Special Exhibition:
Tea Tie Bowl Bond
Saturday 4 March – Sunday 25 June 2017
Winter Exhibition: Raku | Vessels Born for Tea
Sat. 3 December 2016 - Sun. 26 February 2017
Summer Exhibition for Parents and Children Series: What is Raku? Discovering Raku We are very pleased to announce that a Black Raku Teabowl named Seizan by Raku Dônyû III has been recently designated as an Important Cultural Property.
Spring Special Exhibition RAKU: Chôjirô and 14 Generations of Kichizaemon Successors


New Year Exhibition: Selected Works by Raku Generations INTIMATE FORM (Tuesday 5 January – Sunday 6 March 2016)
Autumn Special Exhibition The Kôetsu Factor: Teabowls by Hon’ami Kôetsu and the Legacy of his Genius (Saturday 5 September – Wednesday 23 December 2015)
Exhibition "Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl" (Dates: July 11 – September 6, September 22 – November 15, 2015)
We are pleased to announce the publication of the English version entitled Raku: A Legacy of Japanese Tea Ceramics.
Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl Exhibition begins March 29 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA


Autumn Special Exhibition 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Raku Sônyû 'Raku Sônyû and Ogata Kenzan' Kariganeya and Creative World of Genroku Period Kyoto



Chawanya, To my two sons and all of youth, Raku Kichizaemonis published by Tankô-sha to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the succession to the name of Raku Kichizaemon, including photographs of works and accompanying essays and poems.


[News] We are pleased to announce that two black Raku tea bowls made by the current generation Raku Kichizaemon XV are among the exhibits in the special exhibition held at the Museum Fortuny in Venice coinciding with the 54th Venice Art Biennale 2011.
[Topics] We would like to inform herewith that the Raku Museum has forwarded 450,000 yen in total from our admission fee to the Kyoto Shimbun Co.,Ltd as donation for the recent East Japan Earthquake victim relief. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all your kind collaboration.
[News] We are very happy to announce that the Raku Museum has been authorized as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
We aim furthermore to become an inspiring museum for public.
[Raku Kichizaemon Pavilion at Sagawa Art Museum : Exhibition Info] <INSPIRATION - Made in France: Tea Bowls by Raku Kichizaemon>
[News]Current exhibition < Spring Special Exhibition Raku Successive Generations and Their Contemporaries:A Selection from the Museum Collection featuring celebrated masterpieces by Chôjirô, Kôetsu, Dônyû and other Raku generations >
[News]The Raku house (main house, tea room, roji garden, kiln and workshop) was designated as the Important Landscape Structure by the Kyoto municipal legislation as of January 2011.
[News]The exhibition entitled ‘Chawan Ima wo Ikiru’ starting from 19 October till 27 November 2011 at the Matsuzakaya Department Store Nagoya.


[Topics] Lecture Announcement - Public talk by Raku Kichizaemon XV


[Recent news] Two-glazed lion figure by Chôjirô in the collection of the Raku Museum has been designated as the Important Cultural Property.
[New publication (in Japanese only)] “Chashitsu wo Tsukutta” (Designing a Tea Room) written by Raku Kichizaemon XV, published by Tankôsha, Kyoto.
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