Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion: The Creation of the Soul of Japan

Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion

The Creation of the Soul of Japan

Pub. price: $29.95

ISBN10: 0231130562 ISBN13: 9780231130561 Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr Published: Nov 1 2003 Pages: 192 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Yoshimasa may have been the worst shogun ever to rule Japan. He was a failure as a soldier, incompetent at dealing with state business, and dominated by his wife. But his influence on the cultural life of Japan was unparalleled. According to Donald Keene, Yoshimasa was the only shogun to leave a lasting heritage for the entire Japanese people. Today Yoshimasa is remembered primarily as the builder of the Temple of the Silver Pavilion and as the ruler at the time of the Onin War (1467

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