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The heian period yg bner

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The heian period yg bner

  1. 1. THE HEIAN PERIOD<br />By: Astri<br />
  2. 2. The Beginning and The End<br />Kyoto was originally Heian-kyo<br />Marked the start of the Heianjidai(Heian period)<br />790’s until late 1100’s<br />End of the Japanese classical history (as the military class begins)<br />
  3. 3. Fujiwara Clan<br />Powerful noble family<br />Took over the emperor and his court<br />Did intermarriages with the imperial family<br />Hired samurai (making the military class more significant)<br />Its authority ended when the new emperor, Go-Sanjo, stepped in<br />
  4. 4. New Ideas from China<br />Chinese writing used for literature<br />Used to enhance the Japanese writing system<br />Chinese influenced Buddhism broaden<br />The ideas were made “more Japanese” to meet Japanese needs<br />
  5. 5. The Spread of Buddhism<br />Spread through 2 main schools of Japanese Buddhism:<br /> - Tendai: invented in China, based on the Lotus Sutra (Mahayana), founded by Saicho<br /> - Shingon: Buddhist thought, founded by Kukai<br />Both monks (Saicho & Kukai) wished for support from the aristocrats concerning the religion<br />Emperor Kammu was already a follower of Tendai<br />Kukai successfully made the emperors after Emperor Kammuawed by Shingon<br />
  6. 6. Court Life and Arts<br />Symbolized by grace and beauty<br />Emperor Kammu and his court had little political power<br />Used their time to improve the arts and court ceremonies<br />Court officials made poems, stories, and more<br />The significance of artistic and romantic behaviors<br />These were created during the Heian period:<br /> - KimigaYo<br /> - The Tale of Genji(MurasakiShikibu)<br />- Iroha (Japanese poem)<br />
  7. 7. War Between Clans<br />The new emperor, Go-Sanjo, took over and made the Insei government<br />TairaKiyomori became the new leader<br />2 powerful military clans (Minamoto & Taira) became powerful<br />The 2 clans fought for dominance after Kiyomori’s death (the Gempei War)<br />The Minamoto clan ended the war and gained victory<br />MinomotoYorimoto became the new leader, became a shogun, and started a new government in Kamakura<br />
  8. 8. Resources:<br />http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/early-japanese-buddhism.html<br />http://edtech.suhsd.k12.ca.us/inprogress/act/dfickett/japan/iaido_samurai.html<br />http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00327/jtimeline.html<br />http://www.tokyo-top-guide.com/Ancient_Japanese_Culture.html<br />http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/259482/Heian-period#<br />http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2132.html<br />http://givoogle.com/imagesearch.php<br />
  9. 9. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION<br />Arigatougozaimasu!<br />

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