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Japan led by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from PorkBean, DarthKyofu, and Sukritact.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The islands of Japan are born of the unimaginable violence of plate tectonics, arising as the Pacific Plate is ground beneath the Eurasian Plate. The result is a mountainous land of great beauty and peril, where the people live and thrive in a narrow corridor between volcano and sea.

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu[]

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu was shogun of Japan, achieving political stability for the Ashikaga shogunate, which had been established in 1338 by his grandfather, Ashikaga Takauji. The period of this shogunate’s rule subsequently became known as the Muromachi period after the district of Kyoto in which Yoshimitsu lived.

Proclaimed shogun in 1368, Yoshimitsu, in contrast to his father and grandfather, assumed an active role in the imperial bureaucracy. In 1381 he became inner minister, later advancing to the position of minister of the left and, in 1394, minister of state. By the end of his reign he had accomplished a complete reorganization of the civil government.

Dawn of Man[]

"Divine blessings of heaven shower upon you, great Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Shogun of Japan! Your clan has risen from obscurity to the heights of power, recognised as the true ultimate authority in your fractured country. It was your guidance that brought the rebellious Southern Court to heel, favourably ending the violent imperial schism that had plagued your country for decades. You oversaw the construction of wondrous temples in Kyoto, still recognised as works of beauty to this day. Diplomatically you were unmatched, forging beneficial trade agreements with China and Korea to last a century. Truly, your benevolent guidance brought prosperity to your once fractured realm, and it is no wonder you were known as the true King of Japan!


Art by Senshi and DarthKyofu

Great Yoshimitsu, your successors could not replicate your glory. Soon Japan devolved into civil warfare on an unprecedented scale, and the name Ashikaga was tainted with weakness and impotence. Once more Japan needs your steady hand, to assert your birthright as Shogun! Will you restore your people's faith, and bring Japan into a new golden age? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "The humble Yoshimitsu, third Shogun of clan Ashikaga, greets you, leader. Japan wishes for peace, but is unmatched in war."

Defeat: "Regrettable... It seems Japan is destined for death and destruction once more..."

Unique Attributes[]

Japan (Ashikaga Yoshimitsu)

Art by DarthKyofu

Five Mountains and Ten Monasteries

Religious Buildings provide additional Happy Happiness, and are instantly constructed in newly captured Cities if present in the Capital. Upon the dawn of a Goldenage Golden Age, receive a random Worship Building in the Capital.


Art by Sukritact

Daikyu (Crossbowman)
  • +23% Strength Combat Strength (16 vs 13)
  • Earns Goldenage Golden Age Points from kills.
  • +1 Range when stationed on a Holy Site.

Art by Sukritact

Ankoku-ji (Courthouse)
  • Spawns a Holy Site when constructed.
  • Cities within 5 tiles of an Ankoku-ji can never enter Resistance.
City List
  1. Kyoto
  2. Kamakura
  3. Nara
  4. Dazaifu
  5. Gifu
  6. Echizen
  7. Ise
  8. Funai
  9. Ashikaga
  10. Izumo
  11. Kawagoe
  12. Nagano
  13. Yamagata
  14. Fukuhara
  15. Tokushima
  16. Otsu
  17. Tottori
  18. Kokura
  19. Yamaguchi
  20. Tomo
  21. Kiyosu
  22. Katsuyama
  23. Sannohe
  24. Matsumae
Spy List
  • Takauji
  • Katsumoto
  • Moronao
  • Yoshimasa
  • Yoriyuki
  • Masanaga
  • Masamoto
  • Takamitsu
  • Sesshu
  • Motokiyo



Peace Theme War Theme
'Theme 4' from Sengoku, by Daniel Pharos 'Battle Theme 6' from Sengoku, by Daniel Pharos

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 25 Nov 2020


  • Senshi: Concept, Art (Civ Icon, Leaderscene, Map), Auxiliary Code & Text as always
  • PorkBean: Lua, Art (qt secret model rig)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Vast Leaderscene improvement and Leader Icon), Pedias
  • Sukritact: Art (UU and UB Icons)
  • Danrell: Daikyu Model
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