Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion: The Creation of the Soul of Japan / Edition 1

Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion: The Creation of the Soul of Japan / Edition 1

by Donald Keene
     
 

During Yoshimasa's reign, the aesthetic taste of the Japanese was shaped: the nõ theater flourished, Japanese gardens were developed, and the tea ceremony had its origins in a small room at the Silver Pavilion. Flower arrangement, ink painting, and shoin-zukuri architecture began or became of major importance under Yoshimasa. Poets introduced

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During Yoshimasa's reign, the aesthetic taste of the Japanese was shaped: the nõ theater flourished, Japanese gardens were developed, and the tea ceremony had its origins in a small room at the Silver Pavilion. Flower arrangement, ink painting, and shoin-zukuri architecture began or became of major importance under Yoshimasa. Poets introduced their often barely literate warlord-hosts to the literary masterpieces of the past and taught them how to compose poetry. Even the most barbarous warlord came to want the trappings of culture that would enable him to feel like a civilized man. This long-neglected but critical period in Japanese history at last has the thorough treatment it deserves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231130578
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ChronologyShoguns of the Ashikaga FamilyIntroductionYoshimasa and the Silver PavilionNotesBibliographyIndex

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