Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lords of the Samaurai: Morihiro Hosokawa

The current head of the main family line, Morihiro Hosokawa continues the family's long tradition of interest in the arts. A former Prime Minister of Japan, he is now a noted potter and calligrapher. As a potter, his tea bowls exemplify the Japanese principles of Waba-Sabi, small, earthy and unpretentious, simple but not simplistic.
images courtesy of SF Mike:

1 comment:

Matty Boy said...

Hi, Nancy. Nice write-up. It's interesting to see the topics each of us decided to include in our posts. Of course, I had to go with the guns and the story of the ronin sword master, because I'm a testosterone fueled goofball under my clever disguise an old fat math teacher.