Heian period
The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1159. The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto. It ...
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The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book (枕草子, Makura no Sōshi) is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11t...
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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, aroun...
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Hōgen Rebellion
The Hōgen Rebellion (保元の乱, Hōgen no ran, July 28-August 16, 1156) was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession. The dispute was also about th...
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Genpei War
The Genpei War (源平合戦, Genpei kassen, Genpei gassen) (1180–1185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan. It resulted in the fall of the ...
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Battle of Awazu
Minamoto no Yoshinaka made his final stand at Awazu, after fleeing from his cousins' armies, which confronted him after he attacked Kyoto, burning the Hōjūjiden, and kidnapping Emperor Go-Shirakawa. D...
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Honda Tadatoki
Honda Tadatoki (本多 忠刻, May 11, 1596 – June 30, 1626) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.Tadatoki was born as the eldest son of Honda Tadamasa. His mother Kumahime was a granddaugh...
Emperor Toba
Emperor Toba (鳥羽天皇, Toba-tennō, February 24, 1103 – July 20, 1156) was the 74th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Toba's reign spanned the years from 1107 thro...
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Japanese people
The Japanese people (日本人, Nihonjin, Nipponjin) are an ethnic group native to Japan. Japanese make up 98.5% of the total population of their country.Worldwide, approximately 130 million people ...
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Minamoto no Yoshimitsu
Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (源 義光, 1045 – November 25, 1127), son of Minamoto no Yoriyoshi, was a Minamoto clan samurai during Japan's Heian Period. His brother was the famous Minamoto no Yoshiie. Min...
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Former Nine Years War
The Zenkunen War (前九年の役, Zenkunen no Eki), also known in English as the Former Nine Years War or the Early Nine Years War, was fought from 1051 to 1063, in Japan's Mutsu Province, at the far n...
Gochi-in no Tajima
Gochi-in no Tajima (五智院 但馬), called Tajima the arrow-cutter, was a warrior monk from Mii-dera who fought alongside the Minamoto clan forces, and many of his fellow Mii-dera monks at the Battle of ...
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Battle of Sunomata-gawa
The Battle of Sunomata-gawa (墨俣川の戦い, Sunomata-gawa no Tatakai) took place in Japan on 6 August 1181 (or by the Japanese calendar, Jishō-5 year, 4-month, 25-day), in the present-day town of Sun...
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Heichū Monogatari

Tales of Heichū ('Heichū monogatari') belongs to the genre of uta monogatari poem tales that emerged in Japanese literature from the mid 10th to the early 11th centuries. As early as the Collect...
Nihongiryaku
Nihon Kiryaku (日本紀略) is a historical text that categorizes and chronologizes the events listed in the Six National Histories.
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Ako Controversy
The Ako Controversy (阿衡の紛議) or Ako Incident (阿衡事件) was a political controversy that occurred in early Heian Period of Japanese history.On November 21, 887 AD, Fujiwara no Mototsune recommended to Empe...
Tsutsui Jōmyō Meishū
Tsutsui no Jōmyō Meishū (筒井浄妙明秀) was a warrior monk, or sōhei, from Mii-dera, who fought alongside Minamoto no Yorimasa and his fellow monks at the Battle of Uji in 1180, defending the Byōdō-in and Pr...
Kūya
Kūya (空也)(903-972) was an itinerant Japanese priest who, along with Genshin and Jakushin, was an early promoter of the practice of the nembutsu amongst the common people in order to attain salvation a...
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The Diary of Lady Murasaki
The Diary of Lady Murasaki (紫式部日記 Murasaki Shikibu Nikki) is the title of fragments of a diary written by the 11th century Japanese Heian era lady-in-waiting and writer Murasaki Shikibu, author of The...
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Shinkokushi
Shinkokushi (新国史) is a historical text that categorizes and chronologizes the events listed in the Six National Histories.
Kujō Michiie
Kujō Michiie (九条 道家) (1193–1252) was a Japanese regent in the 13th century. He was the father of Kujō Yoritsune and grandson of Kujō Kanezane (also known as Fujiwara no Kanezane). He was the father of...
Minamoto Yoshiari
Minamoto no Yoshiari (源能有, 845 – 897) was a Japanese court official during the Heian period, and founder of the Takeda school of archery.Yoshiari was a son of Emperor Montoku, although he was gran...
Emperor Go-Suzaku
Emperor Go-Suzaku (後朱雀天皇, Go-Suzaku-tennō, December 14, 1009 – February 7, 1045) was the 69th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Suzaku's reign spanned the y...
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Minamoto no Yoshihira
Minamoto no Yoshihira (源 義平) (1140–1160) was a Minamoto clan warrior who fought alongside his father, Minamoto no Yoshitomo, in the Heiji Rebellion.His mother was the daughter of Miura no Yoshiaki, th...
Emperor Suzaku
Emperor Suzaku (朱雀天皇, Suzaku-tennō, July 24, 922 – October 7, 952) was the 61st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Suzaku's reign spanned the years from 930 thr...
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Imakagami
Imakagami (今鏡) (also called Shokuyotsugi (続世継, lit. "the following generation"), or Shōkagami (小鏡, lit. "small mirror")) is a Japanese historical tale written in the late Heian period. Ac...
Emperor Shirakawa
Emperor Shirakawa (白河天皇, Shirakawa-tennō, July 7, 1053 – July 24, 1129) was the 72nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Shirakawa's reign lasted from 1073 to 10...
Hikime kagibana
Hikime kagibana describes a feature of illustration continuing in the repertoire of Japanese Art from the Heian period through the Kamakura period, most notably in yamato-e e-maki. Its influence can b...
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