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Jomon Period (c16,000 BC-c300 BC)

Yayoi Period (c300 BC-c250 AD)
  • c300 BC - Wet rice cultivation is introduced to Japan.
  • 4 BC - Ise Shrine is said to have been founded, although it was most likely founded about two centuries later.
  • 239 - Queen Pimiko of the kingdom of "Yamatai" sends an embassy to the Chinese kingdom of Wei.
  • 248 - Queen Pimiko dies, and is buried in what may have been one of the first kofun (massive earthen tombs).
Kofun Period (c250-552)
Asuka Period (552-710)
Nara Period (710-794)
Heian Period (794-1185)
>>Heian period architecture
>>Heian period attitudes towards food
>>Heian clothing
Kamakura Period (1192-1333)
Kemmu Restoration (1333-1336)
Muromachi Period (1336-1573)
>>Nambokucho Period (1336-1392)
>>Sengoku Period (1467-1573)
Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603)
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
>>Meiji oligarchs Taisho Period (1912-1926)
>>Taisho Democracy Showa Period (1926-1989)
Heisei Period (1989-present)

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people who contributed to this writeup: gn0sis, sekicho

Everything Japanese Encyclopedia::Japanese History

After 1662 entries, the Everything Japanese Encyclopedia became too big to fit in a single volume. After much deliberation, it was decided that the EJE would be broken up into separate tomes; this is one of those.

This portion of the EJE is devoted to the history of Japan. Here you will find events, eras in Japanese history, and those people who left their mark on the Land of the Rising Sun. If, during your wanderings through the nodegel, you spot a node that has been overlooked by the watchful eyes of the Encyclopedists, drop me a /msg.



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