[hee-gah-shee-yah-muh; Japanese hee-gah-shee-yah-mah] /hiˌgɑ ʃiˈyɑ mə; Japanese hiˈgɑ ʃiˈyɑ mɑ/

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.


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