a thick-walled, rough, dark lead-glazed Japanese earthenware used in the tea ceremony.

1870–75; < Japanese raku(-yaki) “pleasure” glaze, originated by Chōjirō of Kyoto, who was given the seal-stamp with the character “pleasure” from Hideyoshi as an artisan-household designation

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