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小堀遠州(遠江守)・Enshu’u Kobori (Lord of Enshu’u)

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遠江国(とおとうみのくに)To’o’to’umi Province

Lincunによる画像(Grapphic by)

小堀 政一(こぼり まさかず)は、安土桃山時代から江戸時代前期にかけての大名、茶人、建築家、作庭家。

Masakazu Kobori was a feudal lord, tea man, architect and garden designer who lived in the Azuchi-Momoyama period and in the early Edo period.

1598年、秀吉が死去すると、父小堀正次とその長男政一は徳川家康に仕えた。正次は関ヶ原の戦いでの功により備中松山城を賜り、1604年の父の死後、政一はその遺領を継いだ。1608年には駿府城普請奉行となり、修築の功により従五位下遠江守に叙任された。以後この官名により、小堀遠州と呼ばれるようになる。

When Hideyoshi died in 1598, both Masatsugu Kobori and his eldest son Masakazu went to serve I’eyasu Tokugawa.  In recognition of his contribution at the Battle of Sekigahara, Masatsugu was awarded the Bichu’u Matsuyama castle (in today’s Okayama Prefecture), and in 1604, it passed to Masakazu upon Masatsugu’s death.  Masakazu became a magistrate in charge of property management at the Suruga castle.  He was awarded an official court rank of the junior fifth class lower (jugoi-no-ge), the Lord of To’o’to’umi (To’o’to’umi-no-kami) for a completed construction project.  Based on this official title (To’o’to’umi-no-kami, 遠江守), he became to be known as Enshu’u Kobori.  Enshu’u (遠州) is an alternate name for the Province of To’o’to’umi (遠江国).

政一の茶の湯は現在では「きれいさび」と称され、遠州流(小堀遠州流)として続いている。

Masakazu’s tea was known as “kirei-sabi” (austere but pretty), and continues today as the Enshu’u school (or the Kobori Enshu’u school).

小堀遠州(きれいさび)に続く・Continued to Enshu’u Kobori (Austere but Pretty)

【参考・Reference】

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/小堀%20政一

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobori_Masakazu

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