Japan has long been considered as a powerful nation. From the ancient period until the modern times, the country had shown to the world its uniqueness through its rich culture and advancements in technology.
Historical records would show that it was around 12,000 BC when human development was noted in the Japanese archipelago. Also, the earliest mention of Japan was on the short information provided in the Twenty-Four Histories way back in the 1st century AD.
The country went through many periods starting from the ancient times to the classical up to the modern era. These include the Nara and Heian periods, Kamakura, Muromachi, Azuchi-Momoyama,
Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Early Showa and the Postwar or Heisei period.
Nara was established as the first permanent capital of Japan in 710. It became the center of culture, religion and Buddhist art.
In the year 1550, hundreds of domains or local units were already in existence. Each was under the control of a lord or daimyo in Japanese and had its own so-called samurai warriors.
By 1600, Tokugawa Ieyasu became the leader of Japan, a generous man who distributed land to his supporters. He also established his bakufu or feudal government in Edo which is now Tokyo. Tokugawa’s reign was considered peaceful and prosperous. [Read more…]