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Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion : the creation of the soul of Japan

Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Series: Asia perspectives.
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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  Read more...

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Keene, Donald.
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003053124
Named Person: Yoshimasa Ashikaga; Yoshimasa Ashikaga; Yoshimasa Ashikaga
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene
ISBN: 0231503865 9780231503860
OCLC Number: 213305859
Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Contents: Chronology Shoguns of the Ashikaga Family Introduction Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Asia perspectives.
Responsibility: Donald Keene.


Yoshimasa may have been the worst shogun ever to rule Japan. But his influence on the cultural life of Japan was unparalleled. Yoshimasa is remembered primarily as the builder of the Temple of the  Read more...


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Keene's multifarious learning and engaging manner illuminate the improbable story of the fastidious aesthete whose taste has been so important in forming the look of the modern world. The New Yorker Read more...

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