azuchimomoyama

Azuchi-Momoyama

[ah-zoo-chee-maw-maw-yah-mah]
noun
a period of Japanese art, 1568–1600, characterized by construction of imposing, elegant castles and small, unadorned teahouses, lavish decorative arts, and bright-colored painting.

Origin:
after the locations of castles built by two dominant warlords of the period, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi

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