The founder and first shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate.- Ashikaga Takauji
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The 96th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
The Kenmu restoration was in turn overthrown by Ashikaga Takauji in 1336, ushering in the Ashikaga shogunate, and split the imperial family into two opposing factions between the Ashikaga backed Northern Court situated in Kyoto and the Southern Court based in Yoshino led by Go-Daigo and his later successors.
Line of the Japanese Minamoto clan that is descended from Emperor Seiwa, which is the most successful and powerful line of the clan.
Many of the most famous Minamoto warriors, including Minamoto no Yoshiie, Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate; and Ashikaga Takauji, the founder of the Ashikaga shogunate, belonged to this line.
Period that occurred during the formative years of the Muromachi bakufu of Japanese history.
During this period, there existed a Northern Imperial Court, established by Ashikaga Takauji in Kyoto, and a Southern Imperial Court, established by Emperor Go-Daigo in Yoshino.
The feudal military government of Japan during the Kamakura period from 1185 to 1333.
The Kamakura shogunate was overthrown in the Kenmu Restoration under Emperor Go-Daigo in 1333, re-establishing Imperial rule until Ashikaga Takauji overthrew the Imperial government and founded the Ashikaga shogunate in 1336.
The title of the military dictators of Japan during most of the period spanning from 1185 to 1868.
Around 1334–1336, Ashikaga Takauji helped Daigo regain his throne in the Kenmu Restoration.
Division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573.
The period marks the governance of the Muromachi or Ashikaga shogunate (Muromachi bakufu or Ashikaga bakufu), which was officially established in 1338 by the first Muromachi shōgun, Ashikaga Takauji, two years after the brief Kenmu Restoration (1333–1336) of imperial rule was brought to a close.
The feudal military government of Japan during the Muromachi period from 1336 to 1573.
The Ashikaga shogunate was established when Ashikaga Takauji was appointed Shōgun after overthrowing the Kenmu Restoration shortly after having overthrown the Kamakura shogunate in support of Emperor Go-Daigo.
Samurai lord of the Nanboku-chō period Japan.
Long an enemy of Ashikaga Takauji, Nitta Yoshisada is often blamed for the split between the Northern and Southern Courts, as he fought against the Ashikaga and for the emperor, Emperor Go-Daigo.
Japanese samurai of the Kamakura period remembered as the ideal of samurai loyalty.
Kusunoki was a leading figure of the Kenmu Restoration in 1333 and remained loyal to the unpopular Emperor Go-Daigo after Ashikaga Takauji began to reverse the restoration in the Nanboku-chō wars three years later.
Three-year period of Imperial rule in Japanese history between the Kamakura period and the Muromachi period from 1333 to 1336.
Go-Daigo launched a second uprising, and with the assistance of the defected Kamakura general Ashikaga Takauji, defeated the Kamakura Shogunate at the siege of Kamakura in 1333.