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Matsudaira Fumai (1751-1818), the seventh Matsudaira family daimyo of the Matsue Domain, is celebrated for successfully reforming the domain’s governance while also advocating cultural innovation. Under the name of Fumai, he later became recognized as a master of the Japanese tea ceremony and, as a practitioner of Zen throughout his life, he mastered the spirit of chazen ichimi (the unity of Zen and tea ceremony).

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