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  1. Taira Masakado

    Biographies Taira Masakado

    Taira no Masakado, a member of the Kanmu Taira clan, was the son of Taira no Yoshimasa and a provincial lord in the Kantō region. In 939, Masakado organised a rebellion and attacked the government post of Hitachi (modern-day Ibaraki Prefecture), capturing the governor of the province. In the...
  2. Heian court dress

    Heian court dress

    Heian courtiers displayed at the Rekihaku
  3. Heian Period - Part 3

    History Heian Period - Part 3

    Heian Period (平安時代) Heian Period (Part 1): Heiankyō, institutions, politics and government Heian Period (Part 2): land tenure Heian Period (Part 3): cultural life, religion, literature, art Heian Cultural Life The dominant view of the political and economic developments away from the...
  4. Heian Period - Part 2

    History Heian Period - Part 2

    Heian Period (平安時代) Heian Period (Part 1): Heiankyō, institutions, politics and government Heian Period (Part 2): land tenure Heian Period (Part 3): cultural life, religion, literature, art Heian land tenure In the mid-seventh century, the ruling family in Yamato maintained an unstable...
  5. Heian Period - Part 1

    History Heian Period - Part 1

    Heian Period (平安時代) Heian Period (Part 1): Heiankyō, institutions, politics and government Heian Period (Part 2): land tenure Heian Period (Part 3): cultural life, religion, literature, art The Heian Period (平安時代 Heian jidai) spans almost 400 years from 794, when Emperor Kammu established...
  6. Sugawara no Michizane

    Biographies Sugawara no Michizane

    Court scholar, poet, and prominent Heian figure Sugawara no Michizane (菅原道真, 845-903) was a leading court scholar, poet, and political figure of the Heian Period (794-1185) who challenged the powerful Fujiwara family and was sent into exile where he died in disgrace. The Sugawara descended...
  7. deimos

    Questions about Heian (and a bit of Asuka/Nara) period(s)

    Hi, I'm writing an essay for school about the Heian period.I've found a book that describes the big picture well enough, but there are quite a few really confusing details that almost appears to be errors. I would be really grateful if someone could help me to make some things clear. (Eeeek...
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