Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
KyotoAn Urban History of Japan's Premodern Capital$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew Stavros

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838799

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838799.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 December 2017

Warring States Kyoto

Warring States Kyoto

Erasing the Classical City

Chapter:
(p.133) 6 Warring States Kyoto
Source:
Kyoto
Author(s):

Matthew Stavros

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838799.003.0006

The dramatic physical and social changes that took place in Kyoto during the Age of Warring States are the focus of chapter 6. The discussion glosses over the narrative of destruction and social change to explore in depth on how the violence, fires, and lawlessness of the age conspired to decisively sever the tendrils that anchored Kyoto to its classical past. Onin and the conflicts that followed destroyed the urban grid and key venues of aristocratic pageantry. Shinden-style and the activities it facilitated became unsustainable while the ubiquitous presence of warriors and temples erased all traditional notions about capital exclusivity. Commoners began buying, selling, and controlling land within the old city just as the boundaries of that space came to be defined by walls and moats instead of laws and customs. Heian-kyo and all that the city was meant to represent was finally and truly wiped away during the late 15th and 16th centuries.

Keywords:   Age of Warring States, sengoku, Onin War

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.