Heian Period

The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai?) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185. The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto. It is the period in Japanese history when Buddhism, Taoism and other Chinese influences were at their height. The Heian period is also considered the peak of the Japanese imperial court and noted for its art, especially poetry and literature. Although the Imperial House of Japan had power on the surface, the real power was in the hands of the Fujiwara clan, a powerful aristocratic family who had intermarried with the imperial family. Many emperors actually had mothers from the Fujiwara family. Heian (平安?) means "peace and tranquility" in Japanese.

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Buddhist Art In Japan - Heian Period (794 - 1185)
... institutions in Nara moved the capital to Heian-kyō (Kyōto), which remained the imperial capital for the next 1,000 years ... The term Heian period refers to the years between 794 and 1185, when the Kamakura shogunate was established at the end of the Genpei War ... The period is further divided into the early Heian and the late Heian, or Fujiwara era, the pivotal date being 894, the year imperial embassies to China were officially discontinued ...
List Of Japanese Classic Texts - Genres - History
... Jitsuroku (901) Engishiki (927) Eiga Monogatari (late Heian period) Okagami (late Heian period) Kuji Hongi (Heian period) Shōmonki (c. 13th century) Shaku Nihongi (late 13th century) Genpei Seisuiki (late Kamakura period) Jinnō Shōtōki (1339?) Heike Monogatari (1371) Masukagami (1374 ...
Wi (kana) - History - Heian Period (794 – 1184 CE)
... During the Heian period, ゐ and い were still recognized as separately pronounced characters ... confusion between ゐ and い were emerging, little by little however, during the Heian period these confusions were few and far between ... Since the Nara period, /h/ began to be pronounced as in word-medial position by the beginning of the 11th century, this phenomenon, called the "Ha-line shift", had become more widespread ...
List Of Japanese-language Poets - S
... the religious name En'i 円位 (1118–1190), late Heian and early Kamakura period waka poet who worked as a guard to retired Emperor Toba, then became a. 9th century), early Heian waka poet one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals has a poem in the Hyakunin Isshu anthology Sakanoue no Mochiki, 坂上望城, (dates unknown. 9th century) 猿丸大夫, also known as "Sarumaru no Dayū", early Heian period waka poet one of the Thirty Six Poetic Sages no detailed histories or legends about him ...

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