Ōnin War

civil war in Japan

The Ōnin War (応仁の乱, Ōnin no Ran) was a civil war in Japan.[1] It lasted 10 years, starting in 1467 and ending in 1477.

Marker where the Ōnin War began

Hosokawa Katsumoto and Yamana Sōzen had a conflict that grew into a war throughout the country. The Ashikaga shogunate and some daimyo in many regions of Japan fought in this war.

The conflict was the beginning of a very long struggle to dominate all of Japan.

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōnin no Ran" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 754.

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