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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Minamoto no Yukiie
Minamoto no Yukiie (源 行家, died June 1, 1186) was the brother of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, and one of the commanders of the Minamoto forces in the Genpei War at the end of the Heian period of Japanese...
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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...
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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Hōjō Yasutoki
Hōjō Yasutoki (北条 泰時; 1183 – July 14, 1242) was the third shikken (regent) of the Kamakura shogunate in Japan. He strengthened the political system of the Hōjō regency.He was the eldest son of second ...
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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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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Taira no Atsumori
Taira no Atsumori (平 敦盛) (1169–1184) was a samurai famous for his early death in single combat. At the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani, Atsumori engaged Kumagai Naozane, an ally of the Minamoto, and was ki...
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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...
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.
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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Fujiwara no Tsunekiyo
Fujiwara no Tsunekiyo (藤原 経清, died October 22, 1062) was a member of the martial Hidesato branch of the Fujiwaras and was the father of Fujiwara no Kiyohira, founder of the Northern Fujiwara dynas...
Minamoto no Tametomo
Minamoto no Tametomo (源 為朝, 1139 – April 23, 1170) (also known as Chinzei Hachirō Tametomo (鎮西 八郎 為朝)) was a samurai who fought in the Hōgen Rebellion of 1156. He was the son of Minamoto no Ta...
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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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Fujiwara no Tadahira
Fujiwara no Tadahira (藤原 忠平, 880 – September 14, 949) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period.He is also known as Teishin-Kō (貞信公) or Ko-ichijō Dono (小一条殿) or Ko-...
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Fujiwara no Yasunori
Fujiwara no Yasunori (藤原 保則, 825 – May 23, 895) was a Japanese court noble and an administrator in early Heian Period. His father was Fujiwara no Sadao from South-fujiwara clan. His first son, Fuj...
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Rashomon (film)
Rashomon (羅生門, Rashōmon) is a 1950 Japanese period drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Machiko ...
Northern Fujiwara
The Northern Fujiwara (奥州藤原氏 Ōshū Fujiwara-shi) were a Japanese noble family that ruled the Tōhoku region (the northeast of Honshū) of Japan from the 12th to the 13th centuries as if it were their own...
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