Writings on Tea Ceremony

Organization control number
B-3344
Classification
Calligraph
Author
By Hosokawa Sansai (1563-1646)
Era century
Edo period, 17th century
Item shape
Ink on paper
Donor
Gift of Mr. Kanaya Hiroshi
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
Hosokawa Tadaoki, also known as Sansai, was a warlord active during the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods. He served the potentates Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, and later laid the foundations for the Higo-Kumamoto domain in present-day Kyushu. Together with his father Yusai, he was renowned as one of the greatest military and cultural figures of his time. Sansai also numbered among the seven great students of tea master Sen no Rikyu.