Ashikaga


Ashikaga
/ah"shee kah"gah/, n.
a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns 1338-1573.

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Japan
      city, Tochigi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is located on the Watarase River. Ashikaga Takauji, who established the Ashikaga shogunate in the 14th century, was born there. Ashikaga was a post town on the Nikkō Highway during the Tokugawa era (1603–1867). It was a dyeing and weaving centre for several centuries, and after the national railway was opened in 1867 it flourished as a textile centre of the sericultural region in the northern Kantō Plain. It has maintained its traditional fibre industry and added the manufacture of synthetic fibres. Its other manufactures include metal products and machinery. In the southern, rural part of the city, flowers, strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers are raised for shipment to Ōsaka.

      Ashikaga was the site of a former classical school, the Ashikaga Gakkō, founded in the 9th century; according to one tradition, its founder was the poet Ono Takamura. The school was restored in 1432 by a nobleman, Uesugi Norizane, who engaged a Buddhist monk to head the school and imported a number of classical Chinese books; many of these are now housed in a library on the school grounds. The grounds also contain a 17th-century shrine dedicated to Confucius, and the city has two Buddhist temples. Pop. (2005) 159,756.

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