CHRONOLOGY

794

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

784

Emperor Kanmu moves seat from Nara to Nagaokakyo for river transport but floods lead to a move to Kyoto 794

 

GLOSSARY

Kyoto

seat of the Emperor 794 - 1868

still maintaining the veneer of a closed exclusive society but sadly reduced

Kyoto University

kyoto daigaku kyodai

one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities with a liberal reputation

furitsu

founded ritsu by prefecture fu for Kyoto Osaka

as furitsu koko Kyoto or Osaka prefectural high school cf doritsu, kenritsu

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

keihanshin

Kyoto + Osaka + Kobe

kanji abbreviation for the conurbations and segmented as keihan and hanshin

Kinki

area around Kyoto + Nara

current but very old and classical name for original Yamato heartland area

kyodai

Kyoto University kyoto daigaku

one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities with a liberal reputation

Muromachi

an area of Kyoto

second shogunate location period name 14th cent to 16th cent cf Ashikaga

Nara Period

Nara or Heijokyo seat of the Emperor 710 - 784

seat moved to Kyoto 794 while the shogunates were established elsewhere

Osaka

centre of Kansai region

commercial capital Naniwa renamed Osaka 1492 serving Kyoto cf Sakai

shogun

generalissimo

military dictator nominally subject to authority of Emperor in Kyoto

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