Asuka period
The Asuka period (飛鳥時代, Asuka jidai) was a period in the history of Japan lasting from 538 to 710 (or 592-645), although its beginning could be said to overlap with the preceding Kofun period....
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Taika Reform
The Taika Reforms (大化の改新, Taika no Kaishin) were a set of doctrines established by Emperor Kōtoku (孝徳天皇 Kōtoku-tennō) in the year 645. They were written shortly after the death of Prince Shōto...
Isshi Incident
The Isshi Incident (乙巳の変, Isshi no Hen) or the Incident of 645, takes its name from the zodiological name of the year 645 during which a transformative event in the history of the Japanese Imp...
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Taihō Code
The Taiho Code or Code of Taiho (大宝律令, Taihō-ritsuryō) was an administrative reorganization enacted in 703 in Japan, at the end of the Asuka period. It was historically one of the Ritsuryō-se...
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Wadōkaichin
Wadōkaichin (和同開珎), also romanized as Wadō-kaichin or called Wadō-kaihō, is the oldest official Japanese coinage, having been minted starting in 708 AD on order of Empress Gemmei.
The coins, ...
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Kuni no miyatsuko
Kuni no miyatsuko (国造), also read as "kokuzō" or "'kuni tsu ko", were officials in ancient Japan at the time of the Yamato court.
Kuni no miyatsuko governed small territories (kuni (国)), a...
Gorōyama kofun
Gorōyama kofun (五郎山古墳) is one of the many painted kofun or burial mounds in northern Kyushu, Japan. Located in Chikushino City in Fukuoka Prefecture, the circular burial mound, with a diameter of ...
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Ōnojō Castle Ruins
Ōno Fortress (大野城跡 ōnojōato)is located on Mount Shioji (formerly called Mount Ōno) in the northern part of Dazaifu city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Construction began in 665 A.D. Construction began...
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Fujinoki Tomb
Fujinoki tomb (藤ノ木古墳, -kofun) is a tumulus, known as a kofun in Japanese, located in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is estimated to date from the later half of the sixth century or the l...
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Kofun
Kofun (古墳, from Sino-Japanese "ancient grave") are megalithic tombs or tumuli in Japan, constructed between the early 3rd century and the early 7th century AD. They gave their name to the Kofun period...
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Soga no Kurayamada no Ishikawa no Maro
Soga no Kurayamada no Ishikawa no Maro (蘇我倉山田石川麻呂) (ob. 649) was a member of the Soga clan and first holder of the office of udaijin (Minister of the Right). He was the son of Soga no Kuramaro and...
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Military history of Japan
The military history of Japan is characterized by a long period of clan warfare until the 12th century AD, followed by feudal wars which sometimes culminated in a military government called a shogunat...
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Chichibu Province
Chichibu Province (知々夫国, Chichibu no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Saitama Prefecture.
According to text in the Sendai Kuji Hongi (Kujik...
Omi
Omi (臣) was an ancient Japanese hereditary title denoting rank and political standing (a kabane) that, along with muraji, was reserved for the most powerful clans during the Kofun period. The omi ...
Emperor Temmu
Emperor Tenmu (天武天皇, Tenmu-tennō, c. 631 – October 1, 686) was the 40th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Tenmu's reign lasted from 672 until his death in 686....
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Toyo Province
Toyo Province (豊国, Toyo-no kuni) was an ancient province of Japan, in the area of Buzen and Bungo Provinces. The ancient entity was located in modern Ōita Prefecture and northeastern Fukuoka ...
Danpusan Kofun
Dampusan Kofun (断夫山古墳) is a large keyhole-shaped kofun burial mound located within the grounds of the Atsuta Shrine complex in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Japan. The largest keyhole-shaped kofun in the Tok...
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Kabane
Kabane (姓) were titles used with clan name (uji na) in pre-modern Japan to denote rank and political standing of each clan (uji). There were more than thirty. Some of the more common kabane were o...
Emishi
The Emishi or Ebisu (蝦夷) constituted a group of people who lived in northeastern Honshū in the Tōhoku region which was referred to as michi no oku (道の奥) in contemporary sources. The origin of ...
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Takarazuka Kofun (Mie)
The Takarazuka Kofun (宝塚古墳) is group of two keyhole-shaped kofun burial mounds located approximately three kilometers to the south of the center of the city of Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture Japan. Th...
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Kibi no Makibi
Kibi no Asomi Makibi (吉備 真備, 695 – November 3, 775) was a Japanese scholar and noble during the Nara period. Also known as Kibi Daijin ("Minister Kibi").
Kibi no Makibi was born in Shimotsumic...
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Abe no Hirafu
Abe no Hirafu (阿部 比羅夫) was a governor of Koshi Province. In 660, defeated the Mishihase in "Watarishima" at the request of the native inhabitants. In 661, he led an expedition to the Korean penins...
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Decorated kofun
Decorated kofun (装飾古墳, sōshoku kofun) is the term used for kofun or ancient Japanese tombs ornamented with painted or carved decoration. The tombs take the form of tumuli or earthen mounds pil...
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Kōfuku-ji
Kōfuku-ji (興福寺, Kōfuku-ji) is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple is the national headquarters of the Hossō school ...
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Prince Nagaya
Nagaya (長屋王 Nagaya-no-ōkimi or Nagaya-ō) (684 – 20 March 729) was a politician of the Nara period and an imperial prince of Japan, a son of Prince Takechi (grandson of Emperor Temmu).His father was Pr...
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Korean-style fortresses in Japan
Over the course of the Yamato period, in the early centuries of the establishment of a Japanese state, a great number of Korean-style fortresses (朝鮮式山城, Chōsen-shiki yamajiro) were constructed in Japa...
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Echi no Takutsu
Echi no Takutsu (kanji 朴市田来津) died in 663 at the Battle of Baekgang.The Nihon Shoki records that in 661, Naka-no-Oe (soon to be the Emperor Tenji) sent a group of generals to help the country Baekje i...
Emperor Shōmu
Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇, Shōmu-tennō, 701 – June 4, 756) was the 45th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Shōmu's reign spanned the years 724 through 749.
Before...
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Empress Gemmei
Empress Genmei (元明皇后, Genmei-kōgō, 660 – December 29, 721), also known as Empress Genmyō, was the 43rd monarch of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Genmei's reign spanned...
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