Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Art of Life, A Rebirth in Clay

Hosokawa Morihiro: The Art of Life, A Rebirth in Clay, showing April 2- May 21.

"In honor of the Grand Opening of our new Cultural Village, the first exhibition of 2017 is a celebration of tea culture in the art and life of Hosokawa Morihiro, a former Prime Minister of Japan. 

It was perfect timing to visit this exhibition of former Prime Minister Hosokawa’s work in the Pavilion Gallery and the Garden’s new Tanabe Gallery.

 Photo by Yoshihiro Saito

Prime Mister Hosokawa is an 18th generation descendant of the Hosokawa clan of daimyo (feudal lords), one of the most illustrious samurai families in Japanese history. After 600 years of family history as warriors, tea masters and poets, Hosokawa left a career in politics behind in the late 1990s to pursue the life of an artist in clay and ink."

The exposition was exquisite, but the lighting and position of the pieces and art made it impossible to get the photos I wanted. Instead I had some camera fun in the Japanese Gardens Museum Gift Shop.

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