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Higashiyama

[hee-gah-shee-yah-muh; Japanese hee-gah-shee-yah-mah] /hiˌgɑ ʃiˈyɑ mə; Japanese hiˈgɑ ʃiˈyɑ mɑ/
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1.
of or pertaining to the period of Japanese art history, especially during the second half of the 15th century, influenced by Zen Buddhism and characterized by architectural simplicity and monochrome painting.
Origin
after a section of Kyoto, where the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (reigned 1436-90) spent his last years
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