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    Artistic evolution occurs throughout the Kamakura and Muromachi eras, altogether spanning from 1185 to 1550. Developing areas of art include literature, theatre, and visual arts. Both eras demonstrate interests regarding the past, Buddhist principles, and tradition but have different influences. Kamakura era literature discusses loyalism and Buddhist concepts. The era begins as war between the Taira and the Minamoto families concludes in 1185. The Tale of the Heike, a significant war recollection, reflects developing value towards documenting and reflecting on the past, as well as ongoing nationalism (Varley, 91). It continues acting as a documentation guideline (Varley, 108). Kamakura era Buddhism brings new medieval aesthetics and continues its societal significance (Varley, 92; 93). The Buddhist Amida Pure Land sect expresses light pessimism about negative life events and "deprived beauty" (Varley, 92; 93). One major negativity Buddhism expresses is impermanence, or mūjo (Varley, 95). The "deprived beauty" concept sources the minimalist approach requirements for achieving nirvana Amida Pure Land Buddhism (Varley, 92). Kamo no Chomei's important work Hōjōki demonstrates this aesthetic with various natural disasters and negative events (Varley, 92; 93). Poetry possesses significance to higher society in waka form, and becomes more articulate (Varley, 97). Popular poetic subjects include melancholy nostalgia, yūgen (mystery and depth), aware (sadness), and sabi…

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    The Bakufu System

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    the death of Yoritomo younger brother. At this period, the government pay more attention to the religions, especially Buddhism, in this period, people think they enter to some “latter age”, and they need some new things to replace it, so, there are three most famous Buddhism established in this period. On the other hand, the Samurai also need the Buddhism to clear their spirit and meditation. And this is other reason about the importance of Buddhism in Japan. (Religious Practices of the…

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    “The Kinkaku was only a small part of the complex of palaces which Ashikaga Yoshimitsu erected on this spot in 1394, they were later converted by his son into a temple, the Rokuonji. A slow disappearance of other buildings has left this structure alone, a simple but expensively built hall containing relics in its top floor.” It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including “twice during the Onin War,” a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; “and by a psychopathic neophyte…

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    The Muromachi Period

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    The Muromachi period was from 1333 to 1600. The Muromachi shogunate was the second of Japan's three military commands. Between the Kamakura shogunate and the Tokugawa shogunate. The Shugo were selected to one or more domains in which they were to keep the stability, manage justice, and ensure tax gathering. Although military lords with extensive landholdings and personal following, their lands were not necessarily located in their provinces of assignment. During the 15th era, as some Shugo and…

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    Samurai's Impact On Japan

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    The samurai also influenced several beliefs and morals and also introduced bushido. Overall, the samurai were very influential and needed in medieval Japan. Second, Japanese samurai and their influence have changed many times. When they first appeared in Japan during the Heian Period in 794, they served wealthy landowners. During the 12th century, political power shifted to Minamoto Yoritomo who established a military government which gave power to the samurai. Yoritomo's power depended on…

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    Samurai Culture Essay

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    century. The Heike Monogatari makes resources to the accomplished poet-swordsman indefectible in its recognition of Taira no Tadanori’s death. CULTURE As de facto nobleman for centuries, samurai advanced their own cultures that persuaded Japanese culture as a whole. The culture affiliated with the samurai like the tea ceremony, monochrome in painting, rock gardens and poetry were taken by the warriors patrons the whole time during the centuries 1200 to 1600. Zen monks recommended them to…

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