Raku: the ancient art of Japanese ceramics

United States, 1972

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The raku process began in the 12th century in Japan growing out of a Zen Buddhist religious ceremony. Raku firing offers the potter many advantages over other techniques, and provides an intimacy and immediacy more deeply felt than any other ceramic process. Narrated by Ann Dumaresq.



G Roy Levin

Charles Cahill







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