Eiraku Zengoro XVII
十七代 永樂 善五郎
Mitsui Memorial Museum etc.
Zengoro Eiraku is 17th master of one of ten craftsman families to create special tea utensils for Rikyu families(Omotesenke, Urasenke and Musyanokoujisenke) and disciples.
He receives a high reputation for adding modern touch on the Eiraku Family's traditional technique and the renaissance of the old technique called `kakekiri'.
He elevated what the family has inherited.