茶の湯 in サンフランシスコ ・ Japanese Tea Ceremony を San Franciscoで

表千家四方社中の茶の湯ブログ Japanese Tea Ceremony Blog for Shikata Shachu – Omotesenke

朝顔・Morning Glory

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野上彌生子の小説「秀吉と利休」を映画化した勅使河原宏監督1989年作品「利休」の冒頭のシーンがこちらでした。

The 1989 movie “Rikyu” based on the novel “Hideyoshi and Rikyu” based on a novel by Ya’eko Nogami was directed by Hiroshi Teshigawara and opened with this scene:

利休の茶室へと導く垣根に毎朝美しい朝顔が咲くと聞いた秀吉は、それを見る為訪問する旨を告げました。到着の際驚いたことに朝顔が全て切り落とされており、ひとつも垣根に残っていませんでした。しかし茶室に入ったとき、利休が朝顔をひとつだけ竹の花入に入れて置いたことに気が付きました。[中略] 秀吉が楽しみにしていた垣根に満開の朝顔ではなく、床に飾った朝顔ひとつを[秀吉]に献上する方がより印象的だとそれを好んだのでした。

Hideyoshi … had heard of the beautiful morning glories blooming each morning along the hedge leading up to Rikyu’s tea-hut.  Wishing to see them, he announced his visit.  When he arrived, he saw to his great surprise that all morning glories had been cut off, and not a single one was to be seen on the hedge.  When he entered the tea-hut, however, he realized that Rikyu had placed one single morning glory in a bamboo vase.  …  Rikyu had preferred to present [Hideyoshi] with one morning glory in the alcove as something much more powerful than the multitude Hideyoshi was looking forward to seeing along the hedge.

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[Reference] Herbert Plutschow, “Rediscovering Rikyu – And The Beginnings of The Japanese Tea Ceremony” (Global Oriental, pub. 2003)

[参考] ヘルベルト・プルチョウ著「利休の再発見: そして日本における茶の湯の始まり」(Global Oriental, 2003年刷)

Originally posted August 6, 2014

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