J314                                                                       Historical Overview

 

 

1. Pre-history

       Jomon ca. 10,000-300 bc

 

       Yayoi ca. 300 bc-300 ad

 

       Kofun or Tomb Pd. 300-700 ad

 

2. Recorded History: 3 Principal Strata

 

       Classical Era 710-1160s = Aristocratic Bureaucracy

       (Heian Era)                                        

 

       Medieval Era 1160s-1600 = Feudal Fluidity

       (Kamakura, Ashikaga Eras)

 

4.Early Modern 1600-1868 = Integral Bureaucracy     (Tokugawa Era)    

 

 

The Modern Era

 

5. Meiji 1868-1912

 

6. Taisho 1912-1926

 

7. Showa 1926-1989

 

8. Heisei 1989-Present