In high school, I remember watching the series, Meeting of the Minds*, a Steve Allen TV show on PBS (1977 -1981) which operated on the premise that you could bring three historical individuals together at a table to ask questions and debate issues. In my mind I have always wondered what it would be like to assemble Kawai Kanjiro, Hamada Shoji and Kitaoji Rosanjin at a table on; AROUND THE WHEEL. I have no doubt that it would be an exceptionally enlightening discussion and a great, if not limited audience TV show. In the meantime, the closest I can come today is carrying on a dialogue between each individual’s pot and myself as viewer. This will just have to do for the time being though I do have ideas for several other shows; Kato Tokuro, Arakawa Toyozo and Tsukigata Nahiko and for another Hon’ami Koetsu, Raku Chojiro and Ogata Kenzan. I think I could get at least 3 or 4 years worth of shows! Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for all of that TV production development money!
(Illustration, left to right; Kawai Kanjiro, Hamada Shoji and Kitaoji Rosanjin)