Exhibition at Maison du Japon Paris
Kanazawa, arranged on the bank of the Sea of Japan, was before the capital of the Kaga fief. This fief, the most terrific in Japan, was led from the mid-sixteenth century by the effective Maeda tribe who supported a prospering of the crafts. The Maeda masters favoured the advancement of the tea service and Noh Theatre, vital for discretionary relations between warriors, and respected the most terrific craftmasters from Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto.
Throughout a long time of peace in Japan, the Kanazawa Samurai adequately created their own particular society, dissimilar from that of Edo, seat of the shogun government. In spite of the fact that warriors’armour, swords and head protectors are obviously indicated at this show, there are additionally countless displays connected with the tea function (earthenware production, calligraphy… ) and in addition with Noh Theatre, its awe inspiring covers and kimonos. A colossal choice of rich handcrafts (colored fabrics, maki-e laquer, goldsmith work, ceramics) are additionally on show.
He was the first of fourteen rulers who succeeded to the leadership of the incredible fief of Kaga. The city of Kanazawa developed at the base of the mansion in which he resided and its population included an extraordinary numerous vassals and additionally merchants and craftspeople.