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srkrause commented on the word raku
ra·ku /ˈrɑku/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciationrah-koo Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation–nouna thick-walled, rough, dark lead-glazed Japanese earthenware used in the tea ceremony.Origin: 1870–75; < Japn raku(-yaki) “pleasure�? glaze, originated by Ch�?jir�? of Kyoto, who was given the seal-stamp with the character “pleasure�? from Hideyoshi as an artisan-household designationDictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
March 2, 2008