Искусство феодальной Японии
Daimyo: The Arts of Feudal Japan
"Daimyo," a 27-minute film from 1988, explores the “dual way” of the feudal lords (Daimyo) in Japan, in which skill in the warrior arts was balanced by time and attention to the peaceful arts, including calligraphy, poetry and the tea ceremony. Long segments are devoted to the tea ceremony and a performance of Noh Theatre by noted actor Otoshige Sakai. The narrator asserts that the feudal lords preserved Japanese culture during a turbulent period of civil war preceding the unification of Japan engineered by the Tokugawa Shogunate in the early 1600s. This film was made in conjunction with the exhibit, “Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture 1185-1868,” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. It was produced, directed, written and narrated by John Nathan, a noted translator and scholar of Japanese history and culture.