Hakata Blessed Confectionery Apotropaic JOKANAN
In the ago of Sengoku period. Sen No Rikyu,the legendary tea master touched Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s anger. And Sochin Kokei. the priest of Kyoto Daitokuji Temple was also swept away to Hakata,to put under custody of Chikuzen’s Takakage Kobayakawa.It was in February,the 19th year of Tenshou,1591.
Kokei lived in a thatched hut and spend many years in Zen and tea with the people of Hakata . Toyotomi died in August of the 3rd year of Keicho,1598. Kokei was forgiven and returnd to Kyoto to serve as a funeral guru.
To be continued…..