The Yamato Clan in Japan spread through the southern half of Japan. They that their emperor was the grandson of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu.During the Yamato Period, many cultural advancements were made. Religions such as Buddhism spread. Confucianism was also becoming more popular during this time. A new written language was also formed during this time period.
During the Heian period, many cultural advancements were made as well. Poetry and literature flourished as many novels were made during this time.