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What were the eras of Japan?

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2008-06-14 03:45:55

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Periods of Japanese history are classified by shoguns: *

Shogunate: (names and dates refer to families) * Minamoto family

and their successors with their capitol at Kamakura (1192-13233) *

Ashikaga with their capital at Kyoto (1338-1597) * Tokugawa (aka

Edo) with their capital at Yedo, later Tokyo) (1603-1867. * Modern

era * Meiji restoration: beginning of modern Japan (1867-1912)

Japanese history is also defined by historical periods:

Early Historical Period * Asuka/Nara Period 550 BE - 794 AD

* Heian Period 794 - 1185 Medieval Period * Kamakura Period

1185 - 1333 * Moromachi Period 1333 - 15658 Early Modern

Period * Momoyama Period 1568 - 1600 * Edo (Tokugawa) 1600 -

1868 early-Edo * Kan'ei 1624-44 * Meiriki 1655-58 * Manji

1658-61 * Kanbun 1661-73 * Enpo 1673-81 * Tenna 1681-84 * Jokyo

1684-88 Mid-Edo * Genroku 1688-1704 * Shotoku 1711-1715 *

Kyoho 1716-1736 * Horeki 1751-1764 * Meiwa 1764-1772 * An'ei

1772-1781 * Tenmei 1781-1789 Late-Edo * Kansei 1789-1801 *

Bunka 1804-1818 * Tenpo 1830-1844 Modern Period: * Meiji

Restoration 1868-1912


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