This week’s episode is on the structure of the Kamakura bakufu, its war against the Mongol Yuan dynasty of China, and its eventual destruction and replacement. We’re also going to discuss some cultural innovations of the period, in the form of new Buddhist sects (Zen and Pure Land Buddhism) and the creation of Noh theater.
It’s a bit eclectic, but I think the topics are interesting, and I hope you all agree!
Give it a listen here.
Totman, A History of Japan.
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