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Ashikaga shogunate

former country in Japan
The Ashikaga Shogunate had its center in the Muromachi palace (花の御所, Hana-no-gosho).

The Ashikaga shogunate (足利幕府, Ashikaga bakufu, 1336–1573), also known as the Muromachi shogunate (室町幕府, Muromachi bakufu), was a feudal Japanese feudal military government.[1] The heads of government were the shoguns.[2] Each was a member of the Ashikaga clan.[3]

These years are known as the Muromachi period. The period takes gets its name from the district in Kyoto where the Ashikaga shoguns lived.[1]



In 1336, the Ashikaga Takauji and the Ashikaga clan established a military government in Kyoto.

List of Ashikaga ShogunsEdit

Marker for Site of Muromachi Bakufu, Kyoto
  1. Ashikaga Takauji, ruled 1338–1358[4]
  2. Ashikaga Yoshiakira, r. 1359–1368[5]
  3. Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, r. 1368–1394[6]
  4. Ashikaga Yoshimochi, r. 1395–1423[7]
  5. Ashikaga Yoshikazu, r. 1423–1425[8]
  6. Ashikaga Yoshinori, r. 1429–1441[9]
  7. Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, r. 1442–1443[10]
  8. Ashikaga Yoshimasa, r. 1449–1473[11]
  9. Ashikaga Yoshihisa, r. 1474–1489[12]
  10. Ashikaga Yoshitane, r. 1490–1493, 1508–1521[13]
  11. Ashikaga Yoshizumi, r. 1494–1508[14]
  12. Ashikaga Yoshiharu, r. 1521–1546[15]
  13. Ashikaga Yoshiteru, r. 1546–1565[16]
  14. Ashikaga Yoshihide, r. 1568[17]
  15. Ashikaga Yoshiaki, r. 1568–1573[18]

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The black and white striped symbol of the Ashikaga family.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Muromachi-jidai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 669.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shogun" at pp. 878-879.
  3. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga" at pp. 53-54.
  4. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Takauji" at p. 55.
  5. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshiakira" at p. 55.
  6. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Ysohimitsu" at p. 56.
  7. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshimochi" at p. 56.
  8. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshikazu" at p. 56.
  9. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshinori" at p. 56.
  10. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshikatsu" at p. 56.
  11. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshimasa" at p. 56; Ackroyd, p. 298; n.b., Shogun Yoshimasa was succeeded by Shogun Yoshihisa (Yoshimasa's natural son), then by Shogun Yoshitane (Yoshimasa's first adopted son), and then by Shogun Yoshizumi (Yoshimasa's second adopted son)
  12. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshihisa" at p. 56.
  13. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshitane" at p. 57; Ackroyd, p. 385 n104; excerpt, "Some apparent contradictions exist in various versions of the pedigree owing to adoptions and name-changes. Yoshitsuna (sometimes also read Yoshikore) changed his name and was adopted by Yoshitane. Some pedegrees show Yoshitsuna as Yoshizumi's son, and Yoshifuyu as Yoshizumi's son."
  14. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshizumi" at p. 57.
  15. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshiharu" at p. 55.
  16. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshiteru" at p. 57.
  17. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshihide" at p. 56.
  18. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Yoshiaki" at p. 55.

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