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During this period, the Japanese palaces of the Royal Family (Tenno clan) remained in the Asuka region, located inside the current Nara prefecture.
During the Asuka Period, various factors contributed to the enhancement of Japanese politics and culture.
The Asuka Period came to an end when the capital was moved to another area under Empress Genmei.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/japan/asuka/asuka-period.html   (1141 words)

  Asuka period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yamato state evolved much during the Asuka period, which is named after the Asuka region, near the center of the modern Nara Prefecture, the site of numerous temporary imperial capitals established during the period.
The Asuka period is also known for its significant artistic, social, and political transformations, which had their origins in the late Kofun period.
With the dawn of the Asuka period the use of elaborate kofun tombs by the imperial family and other elite fell out of use because of prevailing new Buddhist beliefs, which put greater emphasis on the transience of human life.
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 Asuka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aska (singer-songwriter) (born Ryo Aska (Asuka Ryō)), a Japanese singer-songwriter, formerly one of the CHAGE and ASKA duo.
Asuka (erotic actress) is the pseudonym of a Japanese erotic actress.
Asuka is a former girlfriend of Yoji's in Weiss Kreuz.
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 History of Japan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Heian period is considered the peak of the Japanese imperial court and noted for its art and especially in poetry and literature.
The "feudal" period of Japanese history, dominated by the powerful regional families (daimyo) and the military rule of warlords (shogun), stretched from the twelfth through the nineteenth centuries.
The most traumatic event of the period was the Mongol invasions of Japan between 1272 and 1281, in which massive Mongol forces with superior naval technology and weaponry attempted a full-scale invasion of the Japanese islands.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Japan   (6085 words)

 History of Japan - Simple English Wikipedia
The first period of history of Japan is its prehistory period, that is, the history before the written history of Japan.
During this period, from the year 707 steps were taken to shift the capital to a place near present day Nara.
Period from around the 12th century through the 19th century is called feudal period in the history of Japan.
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 Shijin (Shishin) - Four legendary Chinese creatures protecting the four compass directions
In Japan notable examples of the shishin are found on the walls of the tomb chamber in the tumulus Takamatsuzuka 高松塚 of the Asuka period, and on the base of the Yakushi Triad, Yakushi Sansonzou 薬師三尊像 at Yakushiji 薬師寺, both in Nara.
Those of the Tang period (618 - 906 AD) show all twelve, or sometimes the 28 or even 36 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and those of an earlier period depict the four celestial emblems referred to above.
Usually the crane was carrying a lotos flower with a long stem in his mouth and the flower was formed in a way to hold the candle.
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 Horyuji Temple, Nara
Dating from the Asuka period, this is claimed to be the oldest surviving wooden building in the world.
The belltower, Shoro, was rebuilt in the Heian period; the bell is believed to date from the 8th C. Immediately east of the courtyard stands the Shoryoin (rebuilt 1121), dedicated to the soul of Shotoku-taishi, formerly the priests' quarters.
In this hall is a statue of Shotoku-taishi, clad in the sumptuous ceremonial garments of the T'ang period and flanked by statues of various dignitaries, including the priest Eji.
www.planetware.com /nara/horyuji-temple-jpn-ks-hory.htm   (1255 words)

 Introduction to the Heian Period: The Asuka and Nara Periods
Introduction to the Heian Period: The Asuka and Nara Periods
Politics in the Nara period in particular were dominated by a succession of strong female sovereigns.
The last emporer of the Nara period, Kanmu, in fact moved the capital away from Nara to escape the influence of the Buddhist clergy.
www.courses.psu.edu /spcom/spcom483_sdp2/lectures/Bill/intro.html   (1610 words)

 Early Japan
The highly developed culture attained between the eighth and the twelfth centuries was followed by a long period of anarchy and civil war, and a feudal society developed in which military overlords ran the government on behalf of the emperor, his court, and the regent.
The period from 1086 to 1156 was the age of supremacy of the Incho and of the rise of the military class throughout the country.
The Kamakura period (1185-1333) marks the transition to the Japanese "medieval" era, a nearly 700-year period in which the emperor, the court, and the traditional central government were left intact but were largely relegated to ceremonial functions.
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 Japan KOFUN AND ASUKA PERIODS, CA. A.D. 250-710 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current ...
By the late Kofun period, the distinctive burial chambers, originally used by the ruling elite, also were built for commoners.
The Kofun period is seen as ending by around A.D. 600, when the use of elaborate kofun by the Yamato and other elite fell out of use because of prevailing new Buddhist beliefs, which put greater emphasis on the transience of human life.
The Yamato state evolved still further during the Asuka period, which is named after the Asuka region, south of modern Nara, the site of numerous temporary imperial capitals established during the period.
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 The Ideals of the East: The Asuka Period: 550 to 700 A.D.
It is called the Asuka period because the capital was in that province, until its final removal to Nara in 710 A.D. And it signifies the influence upon Japanese development of that original stream of abstract idealism which, through the Asoka-Kanishka consolidation, brought the waters of the new faith to China.
The Asuka Period.--Lasted from the introduction of Buddhism in 552 to the accession of the Emperor Tenji, 667 A.D. This era in Japan is much influenced by the great vigour of Buddhism in China, under the Tâng dynasty.
The Kamakura Period, 1186 to 1394 A.D.--From the rise of the Minamoto Shogunate in Kamakura, to that of the Ashikaga Shogunate.
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 Japanese Clothing
Heian Period (794-897/792-1192 A.D.) Heian-kyo - Capital of peace and tranquility (later became Kyoto) One family of courtiers gained power and influence (Fujiwara) and after 894 communication with China was suspended.
Kamakura (Shogunate) Period (1185-1333) As a reaction to the extreme impracticallity of the clothing of the previous period, clothes were modified to be more simple, frugal, and easy to move in to fit the more active lifestyle of the Samurai.
Edo Period (1601-1867 A.D.) I will not be going into much detail since the Edo period is out of the standard timeframe of SCA research.
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 The Asia Rice Foundation: Japan Rice Articles
During the Asuka Period (A.D. 593-710), various cultural and artistic influences, not to mention Buddhism, were imported from other countries, principally Korea.
Fresh evidence of Asuka's rich heritage is constantly coming to light with the discovery of archaeological finds in the area.
Tanahashi, who started out visiting Asuka regularly to learn the technique of making kodai (ancient) glass, is now an instructor in kodai glass-making and learned about the festival on a teaching trip.
www.asiarice.org /sections/whatsnew/Japan24.html   (581 words)

 Literature WebQuest
Edo Period: Increasing influence of the merchants changed literary tastes; plays and puppet shows were popular.
Nara Period: Great influence of Chinese writing styles; the government sponsored writing of mythology which justified their position.
Asuka Period: (593-708) Introduction of Chinese culture and Buddhism into Japan; Chinese writing was used for the Japanese language.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/japan/Literature/Literature_WebQuest.html   (454 words)

 Japanese Garb
This period marked the transition from traditional Japan to a Japanese society patterned after that of Imperial China.
One of the first sub-divisions of the Muromachi period was the Nanboku-chô period (1336 – 1392) — the age of the Northern and Southern Courts.
SCA note: It is from this period that the SCA’s titles of Japanese nobility date; they were in use from 1868 –; 1945.
www.sengokudaimyo.com /miscellany/history.html   (1042 words)

 Randy's 'Favorite Getaways in Rural Japan' p 6
Asuka (AH-suka) and nearby Kashiwara Jingu are in the heart of the ancient Yamato country, historically the birthplace of the Japanese Empire and its ancient imperial courts.
Asuka was first mentioned by name in the chronicles as being established as the seat of the new Emperor Kenzo, in 485 AD.
The name of Asuka was chosen for this period because so much historical and legendary evidence is found here, and certainly there were several imperial courts in and near present-day Asuka during this period.
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 Japan, 500-1000 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Buddhist temple Horyuji is established in the Asuka region.
It is especially appealing to the Japanese aristocracy and profoundly affects the life and arts of the Early Heian period.
The practice of marrying their daughters to emperors and serving as regents to the resulting sons, who are frequently enthroned at a young age, forms the basis of Fujiwara influence.
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Asuka Period: gardens which expressed Buddhism and Taoism visions by imitating famous mountains of Chinese origin such as Penglaishan, were created.
Many great gardens were created between Kamakura Period and Muromachi Period, not only because garden-making technique had improved in accordance with the rise of Zen and the development of Syoin-zukuri style, but also because successive shoguns liked making gardens.
In the beginning of Edo Period, when shoguns and daimyos built their castles and mansions, they created many excursion-style gardens, in which people could walk around the garden.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /garden/japanese_garden_history.html   (633 words)

 The Japanese Garden
These ponds were the major elements of gardens created to the south of the sprawling residences of the nobility, and provided not only scenery to be enjoyed from the pavilions of those villas, but also the venue for elaborate parties, dramatic spectacles, poetry contests and general recreation.
The first three of these works were the subjects of illustrated handscrolls produced in the Heian and Kamakura Periods, and the illustrations give some idea of the nature of the pond gardens and the courtyard gardens that figure so prominently in the texts.
Evidence of a later date is the fact that it concentrates on the small scenic gardens common to the Muromachi Period rather than the large gardens of the Heian estates.
academic.bowdoin.edu /zen/index.shtml?origin   (1659 words)

 Informat.io on Jomon
The Early and Middle Jomon periods saw an explosion in population, as indicated by the number of excavations from this period.
These two periods correspond to the prehistoric thermal optimum (between 4000 and 2000 BCE), when temperatures reached several degrees Celsius higher than the present, and the seas were higher by 5 to 6 meters.
This development could be tied to the Jomon period, but one cannot entirely exclude the pre-Jomon period and that it might be responsible for a migration to the Americas.
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 The Art of Ancient Japan
During this time period, people from Korea began to migrate to Japan, bringing their pottery and craft traditions with them.
The Kofun, or Tumulus, period is named for the tombs of the heads of the villages.
Choose one of the time periods and write a paper explaining how the art of the time reflected the society of the time.
glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com /sites/0078682193/student_view0/the_art_of_ancient_japan.html   (796 words)

 Japanese Art History
The periods of Japanese art history like Kamakura or Muromachi are mostly named after the places, where the seat of the government was located.
In 552 at the beginning of the Asuka period Buddhism was brought from China to Japan.
During the Muromachi period, the art of intricate gardening and ikebana reached a high level of refinement in the history of Japanese arts.
www.artelino.com /articles/japanese_art_history.asp   (793 words)

 Urban Dictionary: asuka
The kanji (Chinese character) for Asuka is written with two characters, one meaning "to fly" and the other meaning "bird.".
In Japan, there was a period of time which people now call the "Asuka Period." The Asuka Period started towards the end of the 6th century and lasted about 100 years.
In the Asuka period, currency was issued and architecture and art were making major advances.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=asuka&r=f   (219 words)

 Search by History
The period from around the end of the 3rd century, when construction of tumuli (kofun) started, until the early 7th century is called the Kofun Period.
Large-scale temples in the Asuka style include Asukadera, of which construction was initiated by Soga no Umako, and Shitennoji and Horyu-ji, which were both constructed by the order of Prince Shotoku.
The Hakuho period extended from the Taika Reform until the transfer of the capital to Fujiwarakyo.
www.kiis.or.jp /rekishi/history-e.html   (1103 words)

 A Teachers' & Textbook Writers'(Brief Outline of Japanese History)
At end of this period, Emperor Godaigo briefly restores imperial rule, but fails to achieve proper control and is overthrown by his former supporter,the warrior Ashikaga Takauji, who sets another emperor, Komyo, on the throne.
Early 19th C.- Latter 19th C. During earlier Edo period, various foreigners had landed in Japan, but following Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853, demanding the opening of the country to trade in the name of the U.S. president, forces within and without Japan gradually push the country to abandon its policy of isolation.
The shogunate decides for trade with other nations, and though a struggle for power between sho-gunate and imperial forces is won by the imperialists, apparently opposed to this policy- after the fall of the shogunate the imperialists themselves support the policy of overseas trade and general modernisation.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /~reffland/anthropology/anthro2003/legacy/brief_history_jp.html   (1436 words)

 The Asuka Period free essays
The periodization terminology was first created around the year 1900 to reference the architectural and art period called Asuka ("Scope" PG).
Further, Okakura considered the Asuka Period to extend quite broadly from the introduction of Buddhism at approximately 552 to the transfer of the capital to Heijo (Nara) in 710 ("Scope" PG).
Thus, according to this definition, the period ran not much longer than 150 years.The Asuka Period then became known also as the era which led up to the Nara period (PG) which had completely differentinfluences.
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