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Heian Period (794-1185)

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In 794 the imperial court moved to Heian-kyo (present-day Kyoto), where it remained until 1868. The period from 794 to 1185 is known as the Heian period. During this time Japan enjoyed a great flowering in literature and other arts.

During the Heian period, the imperial court played an important role in culture as well as in politics, and Chinese influences remained strong. However, official diplomatic missions to China ended in the 800s, and other forces emerged as important influences on Japanese society.



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