Japanese Historical Periods

I’m always forgetting these myself, so this is as much a quick reference for me, as it is for any visitors to this site.

Classical Japan

  • Asuka (538-710)
  • Nara (710-794)
  • Heian (794-1192)

Medieval Japan

  • Kamakura (1192-1333)
  • Nanboku-chō (1334-1392)
  • Muromachi (1392-1573)
  • Azuchi-Momoyama (1573-1603)

Early Modern Japan

  • Edo (or Tokugawa) (1603-1867)

Modern Japan

  • Meiji (1868-1912)
  • Taishō (1912-1926)
  • Shōwa (1926-1989)
  • Heisei (1989-present)

 

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