publication . Article . 2015

The Failed Attempt to Move the Emperor to Yamaguchi and the Fall of the Ōuchi

Thomas D. Conlan;
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  • Published: 04 May 2015
Abstract
This article seeks to explain the sudden fall of the Ōuchi in 1551. It argues that the Ōuchi, the lords of the West, were established as a powerful force in sixteenth-century Japan, and that their home city of Yamaguchi reflected their wider influence and prosperity. In 1551, however, this came to a sudden end with the suicide of Ōuchi Yoshitaka and the swift fall of the family. This development, which has never been properly explained, stems from an ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to move the emperor to Yamaguchi, and thereby transform the city into Japan’s new capital. Opposition from rival warriors, courtiers, and some members of the Ōuchi organ...
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free text keywords: Development economics, Swift, computer.programming_language, computer, Emperor, biology.organism_classification, biology, Sociology, Fall of man, Economic history, Opposition (planets), Prosperity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Article . 2015

The Failed Attempt to Move the Emperor to Yamaguchi and the Fall of the Ōuchi

Thomas D. Conlan;