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20 oct c - Visual Arts of Japan from the Muromachi through...

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Visual Arts of Japan from the  Muromachi through the Edo Periods
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Japan Timeline 1175 The Buddhist Jodo sect (Pure Land sect) is introduced. 1192-1333  Kamakura Period 1191 The Zen sect is intoduced. 1274 and 1281 The Mongols unsuccessfully  try to invade Japan twice 1333 The Kamakura bakufu falls. 1338-1573  Muromachi  Period 1336 Ashikaga Takauji captures Kyoto. 1337 The emperor flees and establishes the Southern court in Yoshino. 1338 Takauji establishes the Muromachi government and a second emperor in Kyoto (Northern court). 1392 Unification of the Southern and Northern courts. 1542 Portuguese introduce firearms and Christianity to Japan. 1573 The Muromachi Bakufu falls. 1573-1603  Momoyama Period 1592-98 Unsuccessful invasion of Korea. 1603 – 1867 Edo Period 1603 Ieyasu is appointed shogun and establishes the Tokugawa government in Edo (Tokyo). 1614 Ieyasu intensifies persecution of Christianity. 1639 Almost complete isolation of Japan from the rest of the world. 1688-1703 Genroku era: popular culture flourishes. 1792 The Russians unsuccessfuly try to establish trade relations with Japan. 1854 Commodore Matthew Perry forces the Japanese government to open a limited number of ports for trade.
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