Find the word definition

The Collaborative International Dictionary

n. (alternative case form of Raku English)


Raku may refer to:

  • Raku ware, Raku ware, is a type of Japanese pottery that is traditionally and primarily used in the Japanese tea ceremony in Japan, most often in the form of tea bowls
  • Raku, Nepal
  • Lake Raku, an artificial lake in Tallinn, Estonia
  • RAkU, a ballet by Yuri Possokhov
  • Raku (restaurant), a notable Japanese restaurant established in Las Vegas by Mitsuo Endo
RAkU (ballet)

RAkU is a ballet made by Yuri Possokhov to music he commissioned from Shinji Eshima for the San Francisco Ballet. The première took place on Thursday, 3 February 2011 at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. Based on the 1950 burning of Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, the action was moved to an unspecified past era.

Usage examples of "raku".

I gave him his horse back and held Raku while he and the groom rode into the river.

Amano made the boy ride in front with him, lest the roan upset Raku as well.

I see myself that first day, sitting cross-legged on a batik floor pillow, drinking green tea out of a fired raku cup, and looking up at Zora with my big, hopeful, curious, attentive eyes.

She set her keys in the raku dish on the entry table, pulled her cell phone out of her purse and plugged it into the recharger.

I was given a pale gray horse with a black mane and tail, called Raku, and we got on well together.

Alarmed by the noise, Raku plunged forward, and I found myself riding knee to knee with Kaede.

I did not take much: a change of clothes, a little money, and my horse, Raku, from the stables.

Kyu, had disappeared, as had most of the Otori horses, but Raku was still there, restive and uneasy as the smell of fire drifted over the town.

Before long I heard the sound of men at arms on the road ahead, and I took Raku into the forest.

The moon was bright, and I rode all night beneath its light, Raku moving on with his easy stride, one ear forward, one back.

I stood, meaning to take Raku deeper into the forest to hide him, but when I looked up I saw that the army was not the last of the Tohan.

I was given a pale gray horse with a black mane and tall, called Raku, and we got on well together.

Beneath its natural pallor, his skin appeared as though covered in a fine grey dust, and his eyes were circled by darker lines, like the hair-thin cracks on a raku bowl.