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Hosokawa Morihiro: The Art of Life, A Rebirth in Clay

Photo by Yoshihiro Saito

In celebration of the Grand Opening of the Cultural Village in April 2017, Art in the Garden is honored to present a glimpse into the creative life and work of former Prime Minister Hosokawa Morihiro, who left a career in politics behind in 1998 and retired at the age of 60 to Yugawara, a small coastal town in Kanagawa southwest of Tokyo.

“I find making pottery is a bit like Zen meditation. My mind concentrates on the task at hand, although I can’t say I become completely detached from everyday life. When working with forces that have always existed, like clay and fire, I feel reduced to something insignificant, and yet completely at ease with myself.”
– Hosokawa Morihiro