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Azuchi-Momoyama period

period of Japanese history

Azuchi-Momoyama period (安土桃山時代, Azuchi-Momoyama-jidai), also known as the Momoyama period (桃山時代, Momoyama-jidai),[1] is the time from approximately 1573 to 1606 in history of Japan.[2]

This period is called Azuchi-Momoyama because there were two great centers of power during this time. One was Oda Nobunaga's castle at Azuchi near Lake Biwa.[3] The other was Toyotomi Hideyoshi's castle at Momoyama near Kyoto.[4]

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CultureEdit

The times when Toyotomi grasped the government are called Momoyama period (桃山時代, Momoyama-jidai), and the culture that prospered mainly on this time is called Momoyama culture (桃山文化, Momoyama-bunka).

A new merchant class grew in cities at this time. Consumption and luxurious culture increased among the wealthy.

Trade with the West was influential Francisco Xavier visited Japan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 656. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  5. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  6. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 391.
  7. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 350. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  8. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 399.
  9. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 405.
  10. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 405.
  12. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 409.
  13. Hall, John Whitney. (1991). Japan: From Prehistory to Modern Times, p. 359.
  14. Sansom, George Bailey. (1961). A History of Japan, 1334-1615, p. 398.

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