Periods Archive

Life during the Warring States period for samurai

The Warring States period in Japanese history was a fascinating time to be a samurai. Find out more.

Azuchi Momoyama

The period is known as Azuchi Momoyama (安土桃山時代) spans from 1573-1603. It is the last part of the Sengoku period, which intersected with the Muromachi period. This was a significant time in Japan, as the country drew

Japanese Periods Timeline

This is an infographic of Japanese Periods through the years.


The period in Japan known as the Kamakura period took place approximately between 1185–1333 AD. This period was when samurai power was at its height, and the country was ruled by the feudal military government, appointed by


The period from approximately 1337 to 1573 was known in Japan as the Muromachi period (室町時代). Also known as the Ashikaga era too, this period of Japan’s history can further be split into 2 periods which consisted


The Nara period (奈良時代) covers the years from approximately 710 AD to 794 AD. Heijo Kyo served as the main imperial capital in the Nara region from 710 to 784 and was established by Empress Gemmei. It


The period from 1603 to 1868 in Japan is called the Edo period (江戸時代). Also known as the Tokugawa period (徳川時代), this was a period in Japan’s history where the country was under the rule of the


From approximately 1467 to 1603 AD, in Japan, this was known as the Sengoku period (戦国時代). It was a period of war between states, and power struggles between the daimyo, who were the local lords.  The Shogunate


The Heian period (平安時代) of Japan ran from 794 AD to 1185 AD. Heian (平安) also means peace in Japanese. This period took its name from what was the capital city at the time, Heian Kyo, or


The Asuka period (飛鳥時代), or also known as the Asuka Jidai which translated to the “period of flying bird” evolved from the previous Kofun period, and arrived with the introduction of Buddhism to Japan by the monk