Japan Eras

by Buddy Lindsey

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Japan has a colorful and long history compared to america. If it is half as interesting as my own country then it should prove to be fun to research. I know in learning the history of the United States I have learned a lot of valuable life lessons and especially things not to do. First though lets look at how we can even break down the history in more logical units of something to research. Fortunately, wikipedia makes that easy by listing them all out. I hope to do a summary post on each era as more of a primer then maybe more detail later.

  • Paleolithic (35000–14000 BC)
  • Jōmon period (14000–400 BC)
  • Yayoi period (400 BC – AD 250)
  • Kofun period (250–538)
  • Asuka period (538–710)
  • Nara period (710–794)
  • Heian period (794–1185)
  • Kamakura period (1185–1333)
  • Muromachi period (1336–1573)
  • Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568–1603)
  • Edo period (1603–1868)
  • Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Taishō period (1912–1926)
  • Shōwa period (1926–1989)
  • Heisei period (1989–present)

Please leave comments on what you may find interesting in each era or things you might find interesting about an era. What are some things I should look for while researching?

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