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Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century

Decades: 420s 430s 440s 450s 460s - 470s - 480s 490s 500s 510s 520s

Years: 473 474 475 476 477 - 478 - 479 480 481 482 483

  • First Shinto shrines built in Japan.
  • End of the Sung dynasty in China.
  • Chinese chronicles record a memorial sent by the "King of Japan" (possibly the Emperor Yuryaku), who describes himself as "Supreme Director of Military Affairs in Japan and Korea" to the Court of the Northern Wei Dynasty. The Chinese Emperor responds by confirming the Japanese dynast in those titles. This is the earliest verifiable date in Japanese history.



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