Ashikaga Period by mPg36k5q




Ashikaga Period                   Ashikaga Period                     Ashikaga Period
Inside of the castles and         To move from one room to            Today you visited the Noh
villas, reed mats called tatami   another you can slide open          Theater to see the classical,
are used as flooring for one to   the paper windowed shoji            slow-moving     plays    about
sit upon. Your main room is       screen and doors. These thin        heroes and the supernatural.
six tatami room indicating your   partitions give little privacy so   Lose one turn for having spent
wealth and status. Advance        you must discipline yourself        seven hours at the theater.
one space.                        not to hear what transpires on
                                  the other side of the wall.
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One of the most enjoyable      Twice a week you make time             To bring nature indoors, you
parts of your theater trio is  available to do ikebana or             have      several   miniature
laughing at the kyogen.        flower arranging. Whatever             landscapes and plant gardens
These short plays break up     style of arrangement or type           called bonsai. These require
the solemn tone of the Noh     of flower you choose, your             meticulous care to keep them
performances. Advance one      final piece of work always             beautiful. Many of them are
space.                         represents a harmonious                several hundred years old.
                               relationship among heaven,
                               earth and man.
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Zen Buddhism particularly         Merchant      guilds     have    The Gold Pavilion (Kinkaku-Ji,
appeals to you and other          developed    and     become      1397) and Silver Pavilion
samurai because of its            powerful. They control the       (Ginkaka-Ji, mid-1400s) both
simplicity, concern for ritual    craftsmen and master artisans    represent the flowering of
and beauty and its call for       who create the great works of    Japanese architectural style
great    personal discipline.     beauty the Japanese people       as influenced by Chinese and
Gain one turn for the peace       delight in.                      Zen cultural aspects. Kyoto
and tranquility Zen meditation                                     continues to be the artistic,
gives you.                                                         religious and cultural hub of
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