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Handmade culture; raku potters, patrons, and tea practitioners in Japan.


Handmade culture; raku potters, patrons, and tea practitioners in Japan.

Pitelka, Morgan.

U. of Hawai'i Pr.


236 pages




Pitelka (Asian studies, Occidental College) reviews the history and culture of tea ceramics in the Japanese arts and pottery tradition of Raku, since the late sixteenth century. He discusses the handmade technique, materials used, process, and symbols in the cultural practice, the Raku workshop in the mid-seventeenth century, the iemoto system of tea schools, ceramics in book culture during the eighteenth century, and warrior patronage.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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