Japanese aesthetician and playwright
- In this Japanese name, the family name is Zeami.
Zeami Motokiyo (世阿弥 元清, 1363 – 1443), also lnown as Kanze Motokiyo (観世 元清), was a Japanese actor and playwright.
His career in Noh theater was supported by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After Yoshimitsu's death, the later Ashikaga shoguns were less supportive.
In 1434, Zeami was exiled to Sado Island. He returned only a few years before his death.
In a summary based on writings by and about Zeami, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 1,700+ works in 4,400+ publications in 40+ languages and 56,600+ library holdings. 
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- Kadensho, 1420-1430
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Zeami" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 1070-1071.
- ↑ WorldCat Identities: Zeami 1363-1443 ; retrieved 2012-6-8.