Matsudaira Fumai was a famous tea master of the Edo period and lord of Matsue. You can get an idea of his love for tea from this comic. Remember, it is read from right to left.

He Didn’t Show It….

Asahi Tanba: Lord, the treasury is completely empty.
Matsudaira Fumai: Hmmm… How to restore the funds of the country…?

MF: I recommend raising the land tax, complete austerity, and promoting new industies.
AT: Yes, my lord.

AT: Lord, the treasury is full!
MF: Well done. Since we have the money, maybe I’ll buy that tea bowl I’ve been wanting.

AT: The treasure is empty….
MF: Hehe.

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