is the fruit of an encounter between a potter and monk, an old pottery technique and the Zen philosophy emphasizing the beauty of simplicity and nature.
When Sen no Rikyu, the father of the tea ceremony as we know it today, met the potter Chojiro, he found an austere beauty which fitted perfectly the Zen ascetic practice.
Irregularities, cracks, roughness:
Raku teabowls are the perfect expression of the harmonious synthesis between nature and technique.
Born in 16th century Japan, refers to a particular high-temperature pottery process ( ) and its hand-kneaded product: or teabowl, specially designed and used for the , translated in the West as tea ceremony, but originally meaning nothing more than “tea with hot water”
The guest will be welcomed by a master for an unforgettable journey into the world of and tea practice, perpetuating this original simplicity and the casual lineage of Sen no Rikyu .
– Guest Experience –
- A unique meeting with one of Kyoto’s best known Raku master.
- Visit of the pavilion and of the kiln.
- Raku chawan kneading and cutting workshop.
- Chanoyu tea ceremony held by the host.
- Your own unique chawan directly sent to your home adress.
- Private two-way transfer to the pavilion.
- Duration : around 4 hours.