Description - The Elegance of the Hosokawa: Tradition of a Samurai Family by Bettina Zorn
Members of the Daimyo Hosokawa family served the shogun from the Muromachi Period (1333-1568) as samurai. But the Hosokawa achieved fame not only for their success as warriors. As patrons of the arts and artists across the centuries, they enlarged and cared for an exclusive collection which this volume presents through exquisite pieces.
The Hosokawa name stands not only for military achievements but also for famous poets, scholars and artists whose passion lay in particular in No theatre and the tea ceremony. It is a passion that still applies today. Continuing the tradition, Hosokawa Morihiro, a former Prime Minister of Japan, has devoted himself since his retirement from politics to the creation of tea ceramics and calligraphy.
Through some 85 magnificent objects, including weapons, splendid armour, China-ink drawings and paintings, ceramics and lacquer work as well as theatre masks and costumes, the volume reveals the glittering panorama of a samurai family between martial elitism and artistry.
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(295mm x 245mm x mm)
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