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Art, tea, and industry : Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui circle

Author: Christine Guth
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993] ©1993
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book Christine Guth examines the intimate relationship between art collecting, the tea ceremony, and business through the activities of Masuda Takashi (1848-1938), the highly charismatic director of the Mitsui conglomerate whose opulent life and passionate pursuit of art continue to influence new generations of aspiring business magnates in Japan. An elaborate social ritual in which the worlds of business  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guth, Christine.
Art, tea, and industry.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92016173
Named Person: Takashi Masuda; Takashi Masuda
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Guth
OCLC Number: 1122858923
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : 77 illustrations (some color)
Contents: Chapter 1. The lacquer writing box. A cosmopolitan education ; Career in foreign trade ; Art collector Kido Takayoshi ; The lacquer writing box --
Chapter 2. Art collecting and chanoyu. The artistic requirements of chanoyu ; The taste for karamono ; Wabi taste ; Courtly taste ; Tori awase ; Grand tea gatherings --
Chapter 3. A taste for tea. Chanoyu in the early Meiji era ; Masuda Kokutoku and Kashiwagi Ken'ichiro ; Yasuda Zenjiro and Inoue Kaoru ; Masuda and the Enshu tradition --
Chapter 4. From temple to tearoom. Traditional attitudes toward Buddhist art collecting ; Emile Guimet and Machida Hisanari ; Ernest Fenollosa ; Inoue Kaoru and Dan Takuma ; The Daishi kai (I) --
Chapter 5. The new daimyo. The battle for art ; Art, tea, and company ; The Daishi kai (II) --
Chapter 6. National treasures. Art collecting and cultural nationalism ; The threat of foreign collectors ; Ernest Fenollosa and Charles Freer ; Contributions to cultural causes --
Appendix A: Acquisition and distribution of Japanese art abroad --
Appendix B: Major collectors.
Responsibility: Christine M.E. Guth.


A profile of the Japanese business magnate Masuda Takashi, the charismatic director of the Mitsui conglomerate whose opulent lifestyle and passionate pursuit of art continues to influence new  Read more...


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