A soft, lead-glazed, low-fired type of pottery used most often in "chado
or "Tea Ceremony"
Ware is a style of pottery said to have been started in
Kyoto during the second half of the 16th century by a tilemaker named
(meaning "pleasure") Ware is characterized by a
rough, hand made appearance with subtle, often transparent, lead glazes
and exposed patches. Even today, the raku family of potters are making
bowls for Tea Ceremony.
Ware" relates to the craft, Yakimono