This week: the Muromachi bakufu comes crashing down, thanks to a combination of structural weaknesses and a shogun who is more interested in painting than politics. As a result, Japan enters a new age of civil war, which will radically reshape the country.
Keene, Donald. Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion: The Creation of the Soul of Japan.
Varley, H. Paul. “Cultural Life in Medieval Japan” in The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol 3.
Berry, Mary Elizabeth. The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto