[ hee-gah-shee-yah-muh; Japanese hee-gah-shee-yah-mah ]

  1. of or relating 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 of Higashiyama

After a section of Kyoto, where the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (reigned 1436–90) spent his last years

Words Nearby Higashiyama

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How to use Higashiyama in a sentence

  • More merriment is to be found with the girls of Gion than with those who dance the kagura (sacred dances) at Higashiyama.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) | James S. De Benneville