Definition of raku in English:


Syllabification: ra·ku
Pronunciation: /ˈräˌko͞o


[usually as modifier]
  • A kind of lead-glazed Japanese earthenware, typically irregular in shape and used especially for the tea ceremony.
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    • Along Main Street and other downtown avenues, shops offer everything from locally made raku pottery to fudge.
    • The simplified forms of her raku sculpture convey Lorna's intention that the figures, animals, angels or monuments they resemble are symbols of a much deeper subject.
    • Alison Sawyer's inspiring raku angels go fast at the Evergreen Gallery.


Japanese, literally 'enjoyment'.

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