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Raku Museum, Kyoto

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#26 of 78 in Museums in Kyoto
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  • Is the Museum obtained satisfaction every time. You can select English, installed Tablet for a loan for you're a long time. It was a polite explanation. Toraya I spent some quiet time in our candy is my staple.
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  • Small museum with a charm certain.mais nothing extraordinary. A temporary exhibition of bowl made by the line of the raku.joli family but without plus.le Museum has some print and pottery still very pretty and who deserves a interet.mais not be able to take photo is a negative point. A Tablet is supplied with detailed description in Japanese and English of the present work. Deserves even when a detour but not a must.
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  • Interested in Raku? Go here. Think you might be interested in Raku? Go here. No interest in pottery? Don't bother. Very interesting small museum that traces the history of the Raku family's involvemen...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum. Friendly staff, decor was nice. Very small selection of work, and expensive considering it only 15 minutes to see it all.
  • The museum gave me a feeling of walking in a really exclusive shop for raku ware, the only thing missing was a price tag for the bowls. The place was clean, sophisticated and the pottery itself is really beatifull, but then again it was really poorly displayd.
  • Simple, humble, small. Not anything to shake your fist at, but not bad either.
  • Beautiful museum which tells the story of the Raku family. The building itself is a well kept old Japanese house, where all of the items are carefully exhibited. Each item are put in context of its time, creator and social meaning. You leave the place understanding the importance of the art. If you're into pottery and especially raku, it is a must-go. They have a nice library of japanese and english books which you can buy, and a lot of good flyers of other exhibitions to go to.
  • Expensive tickets for just a few tea cups. Granted, they are from the same artisan house for 14 generations, and the cups are all very well presented with excellent English explanations. However, on the quality of the pieces themselves I have a LOT more reservations. I find them all too ugly and way too unwieldy for the tea ceremony. I find their boasting of the stylistic link with tea master Rikyu somewhat disturbing. For some MUCH better and polished samples, go to the Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts where students and their teachers display their works (like tea cups), and the marvelous Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts (Fureaikan).

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