Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

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  • Black Symbolism In Easter Culture: Kinkakuji

    “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 monk in 1950, but it has been rebuilt to its original form.” The name of the place is self-explanatory. Kin (金) means golden, Ka (閣) translates to pavilion, and Ku (寺) temple. The name of Kaen is based on the legend of Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (founder). Yoshimitsu’s opening base in accordance with the place called Kaninoen where Buddha’s first explanation was…

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  • Comparing Kamakura And Muromachi Eras

    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…

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  • The Bakufu System

    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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  • Noh Theatre History

    transferral of the shogunate from Kamakura to Kyoto at the beginning of Muromachi period marked the increasing power of the samurai class and strengthened the relationship between the shogunate and the court. As Noh became the shogun's favorite art form, Noh was able to become a courtly art form through this newly formed relationship. In 14th century, with strong support and patronage from shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Zeami was able to establish Noh as the most prominent theatre art form of the…

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  • Importance Of Shinto Shrines In Japan

    Kyoto is Japan in a nutshell. It’s the cultural and historical heart of the country. It’s the best place in all Japan. To Example traditional temples, shrines, gardens, geisha, restaurants and festivals. In short, Kyoto is the most rewarding destination in all of Japan and it should be at the top of any Japan travel itinerary. Indeed, I may be biased, but I’d go so far as to say that Kyoto is the most rewarding single city in all of Asia. Kinkaku-ji Temple Kyoto kin It is one of the most…

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  • Segoku Jidai Visual Analysis

    1449 - 1473), Yoshimitsu 's grandson. Yoshimasa continued the peaceful reign of the Ashikaga Shogunate like his family had before. This peace lasted until the year of 1467 when a war that would burn Kyoto, the seat of power for the Shogun, to the ground. This war called the Onin War was over, like so many wars before, who shall succeed Yoshimasa, his brother Yoshimi (1439 - 1491) and his son Yoshihisa (1465 - 1489), each with different Shogo and noble clans supporting them. The two leading…

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