CHRONOLOGY

794

Heiankyo (Kyoto) seat of the Emperor 794 - 1868 and hence origin of the Heian Period 794 - 1185 naming

 

GLOSSARY

Heian Period

Heiankyo or Kyoto the period 794 - 1185

Heiankyo the name for the Emperor's capital as modelled on Chang'an now Xi'an

insei

temple government

hidden political power centre Heian Period Emperor's retirement to a temple

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