Yamato clan and Heain Period

The Yamato clan

The Yamato clan lived on the Yamato plain which was a rich farming region on the island of Honshu. Other clans, after some time, eventually gained control over the Yamato. The leaders of these lans would not remove the Yamato emperor but control him instead.

The Heian Peroid

Heian Period (794-1185)

Hein is now called Kyoto. Many of Japan's nobles moved here and they developed an elegant and stylish court society. The nobles here lived in beautiful places and enjoyed lives of ease and privilege. Monogatari was very popular. Lady Murasaki Shikibu (pictured above) was a great writer in this time period.