Version: v1, Published online: 1998
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Zeami was one of the leading innovators in the art of Nō, at a time when Zen Buddhism dominated the Japanese intellectual and cultural order. He practised Zen Buddhism (Sōtō branch), and found in Zen teachings the epistemology that gave Nō its aesthetic foundations. While his Nō treatises are buttressed by his observation of the nature and the workings of the mind, they also reveal Shintō sensibility in their view that the origin of entertainment is sacred.
Yusa, Michiko. Zeami (1363–1443), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G113-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/zeami-1363-1443/v-1.
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