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Heian Era Presentation

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Petar Van Dongen

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Heian Era By Petar Van Dongen
Jonathan Thai Heian-Kyo
(modern day city of Kyoto) 794: The Fujiwara Clan took over
and established its government in Heian-Kyo 806: Kukai founds the monastery of Mount Koya, in the northeast portion of modern day Wakayama Prefecture 859: Emperor Seiwa begins the rule of the Fujiwara clan 1050: Rise of the military class (samurai) 895: Sugawara Michizane halted the imperial embassies to China

1053: The Byodo-in Temple (near Kyoto) is inaugurated by
Emperor Fujiwara Yorimichi 1068: Emperor Go-Sanjo overthrows the Fujiwara Clan 1087: Emperor Shirakawa abdicates and becomes a Buddhist monk, the first of the insei which means cloistered emperors 1156: Taira Kiyomori defeats the Minamoto Clan and seizes power, thereby ending the era Emperor Kammu Started the Heian Era along with the Fujiwara Clan Emperor Kammu was the 50th ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He ruled from the years 781 through 806. The Heian Era was considered the peak of Japanese imperial court.
It is also noted for its art, poetry, and literature.
Heian means peace and tranquility.
Named after the capital city Heian-Kyo. "Heian Era". Wikipedia. 4/27/2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heian_period>. Bibliography Hooker , Richard. "Heian Japan". WSU. 4/27/2010 <http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/ANCJAPAN/HEIAN.HTM>.
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