Azuchi-Momoyama period

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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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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.

References[change | change source]

  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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