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Ôei 8 (応永八年)

Timeline of 1401

Other Events of 1401

  • Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu sends an embassy to Ming Dynasty China, headed by priest Soa and Hakata merchant Koetomi. They bring with them a conciliatory memorial to the emperor, and numerous gifts including horses, fans, gold, screens, paper, swords, armor, and inkstone cases. The mission is successful, returning the following year.
  • Motokiyo, head of the Kanze school of Noh, takes the name Zeami.
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