JAPAN’S GREAT VILLAINS
Ashikaga Takauji — One of Japan’s 3 Great Villains
But should he be?
Ashikaga Takauji, 足利尊氏, was the first shogun of the Muromachi Period (1336–1573), and along with the monk Dōkyō and Taira no Masakado, one of Japan’s Three Great Villains. I have written about Dōkyō as the First Great Villain, and Masakado in my series on Japan’s Three Great Vengeful…