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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Aug 16, 2011

Part five of our Introduction to Japanese History series covers the Heian period. The Heian period (794AD-1185AD) is named after Heian-kyo (present day Kyoto). The Heian period is known for it's art, literature, and poetry, as well as the spread of Tendai and Shingon Buddhism.

Mentioned in this podcast: Mason, Penelope. History of Japanese Art Published jointly by Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. October 4, 2004

Ooms, Herman. Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800 Univ of Hawaii Press, October 2008

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