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History Ōnin War (応仁の乱)

Ōnin War (応仁の乱, Ōnin no Ran) – a civil war that lasted from 1467 to 1477 during the Muromachi period.




The Ōnin War (応仁の乱, Ōnin no Ran), also known as the Upheaval of Ōnin and Ōnin-Bunmei war, was a civil war that lasted from 1467 to 1477, during the Muromachi period in Japan. Ōnin refers to the Japanese era during which the war started; the war ended during the Bunmei era. A dispute between a high official, Hosokawa Katsumoto, and a regional lord, Yamana Sōzen, escalated into a nationwide civil war involving the Ashikaga shogunate and several daimyō in many regions of Japan. The war initiated the Sengoku period , "the Warring States period". This period was a long, drawn-out struggle for domination by individual daimyō, resulting in a mass power struggle between the various houses to dominate the whole of Japan.

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