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.