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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