Encyclopedia > Asuka period

  Article Content

Asuka period

The Asuka period is the period in Japanese history occurring from 538 A.D. - 710 A.D. The arrival of Buddhism marked a change in Japanese society and it affected the Yamato government as well.

The Yamato state evolved much during the Asuka period, which is named after the Asuka region, south of modern Nara, the site of numerous temporary imperial capitals established during the period. The Asuka period is known for its significant artistic, social, and political transformations, which had their origins in the late Kofun period.


This period is part of the Yamato period of Japanese History.

< Kofun | History of Japan | Nara period >



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

... 2.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 5.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,700 ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 32.1 ms