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Raku Museum, Kyoto
(3.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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  • Think soft pottery 楽焼 has exhibited on a rigid plate. Think what happens when pitching earthquake, even utensils that should be displayed on tatami mats, such as there is to worry about. Exhibition room is surprisingly hard not seeing well. Is not doing the ceremony people notice and felt inches, Museum of fine arts.
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  • If you like Raku, this is the place. Complete with a family tree diagram. You can combine this with a visit to the Imperial Palace. Walk west on Ichijo Dori from the west border of the Imperial Palace...  more »
  • In Tokyo, not cozy, often come in Kyoto. Variety also went to the temple, but this time to the music Museum. There is no too much detail on the pottery, Raku ware is special pottery and aware. Thousands also amazed that it continued without interruption until the present in ceramics starting from Rikyu. At present seems to be 15th. The Museum is so big could have a dense time is not like being sucked into the works of 1tsu1tsu. It is also one of the museums I wanted to visit when you come to Kyoto.
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  • 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).
  • Other than substituting as indeed overvalued for tickets. But to enjoy the leisurely atmosphere of the building and the bowl, enjoying such a time is recommended. I think it fun if you're interested.
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  • Will be visiting at least once.
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