The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573)

The Sengoku era: the time of castles, samurai and zen

The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573) marked a turning point in the history of Japan. During this period of wars and internal strife, the power of the shoguns was weakened and passed into the hands of the local lords. It is also a period of cultural evolution: Zen influences culture and Westerners arrive.

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