Muromachi (or Ashikaga) period


Muromachi (or Ashikaga) period
(1336 or 1392-1573)
   The period of ascendancy of the Ashikaga shogunate. The period from 1336 to 1392 when there were rival emperors is known also as namboku-cho, the age of the northern and southern courts. Muromachi was the quarter in Kyoto where the Ashikaga established residence. During this period Kitabatake, Chikafusa wrote his Jinno shoto-ki, the No drama developed, civil wars started throughout Japan, Yoshida, Kanetomo established the Yui-itsu Shinto movement and the first Europeans and Christians arrived in Japan.

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