raku: spiritual universe

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"[T]he dusky spaces inside Chojiro's tea bowls definitely call to mind an infinite universe. […] To me, this is the spiritual universe imprinted on our DNA that can be traced back to the origins of the human race

It is a very sexual, primordial universe. By tracing it back to its origins, I have the feeling that we can become friends with the infinite universe.

I hope that instead of trying to understand it through words, you will be able to feel that universe."

Raku Kichizaemon XV

 

Quotes from "Raku: A LEGACY OF JAPANESE TEA CERAMICS" by RAKU KICHIZAEMON XV AND RAKU ATSUNDO.

PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE TEA PAVILLION DESIGNED BY KICHIZAEMON XV IN SAGAWA ART MUSEUM, MORIYAMA oN JANUARY 4-6, 2017. 

 

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