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Ashikaga Yoshimochi

Ashikaga Yoshimochi (足利 義持, March 12, 1386 – February 3, 1428) was the 4th "shōgun of the "Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1394 to 1423 during the "Muromachi period of "Japan. Yoshimochi was the son of the third shōgun "Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.[1]

In 1394, Yoshimitsu gave up his title in favor of his young son, and Yoshimochi was formally confirmed in his office as "Sei-i Taishōgun.[1] Despite any appearance of retirement, the old shōgun didn't abandon any of his powers, and Yoshimitsu continued to maintain authority over the shogunate until his death. Yoshimochi exercised unfettered power as shōgun only after his father died in 1408.[2]

In 1398 – in the 6th year of the reign of King "Taejo of Joseon, a diplomatic mission was sent to Japan.[3] "Pak Tong-chi and his retinue arrived in Kyoto in 1398 ("Ōei 5, 8th month). Shogun Yoshimochi presented the envoy with a formal diplomatic letter; and presents were given for the envoy to convey to the Joseon court.[4]

Significant events shape the period during which Yoshimochi was shōgun:

Yoshimochi followed his father's example by formally ceding his powers to a young son, fifth shōgun "Ashikaga Yoshikazu, who was then 18.[7]

Contents

Family[edit]

Era of Yoshimochi's bakufu[edit]

The years in which Yoshimochi was shōgun are more specifically identified by more than one "era name or "nengō.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 321., p. 321, at "Google Books
  2. ^ Titsingh, p. 325., p. 325, at "Google Books
  3. ^ Kang, Etsuko Hae-jin. (1997). Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century, p. 275., p. 275, at "Google Books
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 322., p. 322, at "Google Books
  5. ^ a b c d e f Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: the Tokushi Yoron, p. 330.
  6. ^ a b c d e Sansom, George. (1961). A History of Japan, 1334–1615, p. 142., p. 142, at "Google Books
  7. ^ Titsingh, p. 329., p. 329, at "Google Books
  8. ^ Titsingh, pp. 321–329., p. 321, at "Google Books

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
"Shōgun:
Ashikaga Yoshimochi

1394–1423
Succeeded by
"Ashikaga Yoshikazu
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