This week, we do a deep dive on the life of Ashikaga Yoshimasa and the lead up to the Onin War, the conflict that traditionally marks the end of Ashikaga rule over Japan. But how fair is it to point to Onin as a break with the past?
Berry, Mary Elizabeth. The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto.
Keene, Donald. Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavillion: The Creation of the Soul of Japan.
Sansom, George B. A History of Japan, 1334-1615.
Grossberg, Kenneth A. Japan’s Renaissance: The Politics of the Muromachi Bakufu.