Heian period

last major division of classical Japanese history (794 to 1185), named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto

The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai) is a time in the Japanese history from 794 to 1185. This grouping of years is named after city of Heian-kyō, which is the early name of present day Kyoto.[1]

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The Heian period began in 794 when the capital of Japan was moved to Heian-kyō. It lasted until 1185, which is the beginning of the Kamakura period.[2]

In this period Kyoto was the center of Japanese culture. It was also in this period that the first known novel was published. The author was a woman. Poetry was very popular in Heian-kyo at the time.

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  1. Library of Congress Country Studies, Japan,"Nara and Heian Periods". Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Heian-jidai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 302.
  3. Brown, Delmer M. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 277-279.
  4. History of Tendai Buddhism Archived 2011-10-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  5. Koyosan Shingon Buddhism Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, Kobo Daishi Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 115-121; Brown, pp. 286-288; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 166-17.
  7. Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 222.
  8. Asian Historical Architecture, Byōdō-in. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  9. Titsingh, p. 171; Brown, p. 316; Varley, p. 202.
  10. Kitagawa, p. 787; Titsingh, pp. 211-212.

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