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The elegance of Hosokawa : tradition of a Samurai family

Author: Bettina Zorn; Weltmuseum Wien (Austria),
Publisher: München : Hirmer, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Members of the Daimy? 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.0The Hosokawa name stands not only for military achievements but also for famous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Hosokawa family; Hosokawa family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Zorn; Weltmuseum Wien (Austria),
ISBN: 9783777433523 3777433527
OCLC Number: 1114280418
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition held at the Weltmuseum Wien, April 4-July 16, 2019.
Description: 145 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
Contents: Essays. The history of the Hosokawa family / Takeshi Kaneko --
Looking for traces of the Hosokawa family at The Weltmuseum Wien / Bettina Zorn --
Chastity and loyalty --
Gracia Hosokawa as role model for elistist Catholicism / Irene Suchy --
Catalogue. Arms and armour / Taishū Komatsu --
Cat. nos. 101-128 --
The collection of three generations of the Hosokawa family / Takeshi Kaneko --
Cat. nos. 201-234 --
Nō theatre and tea ceremony utensils / Eriko Sasaki --
Cat. nos. 301-324.
Responsibility: edited by Bettina Zorn.

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Members of the Daimy? 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.0The Hosokawa name stands not only for military achievements but also for famous poets, scholars and artists whose passion lay in particular in N? 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.0Through 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.00Exhibition: Weltmuseum Wien, Austria (04.04. - 16.07.2019).

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