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  • n. A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; (especially capitalised) such pottery made by the Raku family.
  • n. The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.

Etymologies

From Japanese  (raku, "fun, delightful"). A seal engraved with this word was marked on the early pieces. It was the title and seal used by 15 generations of potters. (Wiktionary)

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