Ōnin (応仁) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Bunshō and before Bunmei. This period started in March 1467 and ended in April 1469. During this time, the emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).
Events of the Ōnin era[change | edit source]
Ōnin War[change | edit source]
The Ōnin War started in 1467. This conflict is called Ōnin no ran because of the nengō in which it began. The fighting began as a dispute over who should follow Ashikaga Yoshimasa as shogun after his retirement – whether it would be his brother (Yoshimi) or his son (Yoshihisa).
- 1467 (Ōnin 1, 1st month): Yamana Souzen and Hatakeyama Yoshinari took up positions around Muromachi-dono in Heian-kyo. This was the headquarters of the Ashikaga Shogunate.
Related pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōnin" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 754.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-356.
- Varley, H. Paul. (1973). Japanese Culture: A Short History, p. 84.
- Keene, Donald. (2003). Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavillion, p. 87.
- Nussbaum, "Ōnin no Ran" at p. 754.
- Titsingh, p. 354.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" – historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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