End of the heian kyo period

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End of the heian kyo period

  1. 1. END OF THE HEIAN- KYO PERIOD
  2. 2. THE HEIAN PERIOD IS KNOWN AS A PEACEFUL GOLDEN AGE IN ANCIENT JAPAN…HOWEVER,-Aristocrats, or wealthy landowners lived very well, while the poor suffered. -Peasants did all farming that supported the wealthy -Wealthy looked down on the poor and ignored their problems
  3. 3. WHAT CAUSED THE GOVERNMENT TO WEAKEN? • It was common for large pieces of land to be given to nobles. This actually reduced the emperor’s power. • Landowners often paid no taxes • Both of the above points made it so that the government could not support the emperor financially
  4. 4. JAPAN’S RULERS LOSE CONTROL!  • Bandits roamed the countryside • People of different religions fought, and robbed each other • No law enforcement • Landowners hired own armies to try to protect them
  5. 5. BY 1180 THERE WAS CIVIL WAR IN JAPAN • Local lords and clans struggled for power in the capital • In 1185 the head of the military family (Minamoto Yoritomo) took power. • He changed Japan!

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