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Momoyama


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Momoyama

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Refers to the Japanese period and style that developed during the military dictatorship of Nobunaga and his successors, from 1573 to 1615. The most significant architectural expression of the period was the military castle in which the previously separate fortress and palace were combined into one architectural unit, characterized by massive masonry exteriors that contrast with opulently decorated interiors. Painting of the period is characterized by a decorative style that emphasizes rich textures and curving lines, gold backgrounds, and uncrowded compositions.

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Japan-History--Azuchi-Momoyama period 1568-1603

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