Yamato and Heian


The Yamato Clan claimed the sun goddess as its ancestor. They lived on rich farming land on the island Honshu. They did not have control all of japan even thogh the emperors claimed they did. The Yamato had influences from Northeast Asia, China, and Korean. The Spread Buddhism, adopted a written language, made a bureaucracy too.


The Heian Clan had the the Fujiwaras family that controlled Japan for most of the Heian Clans period. The Fujiwaras often married their daughters to heirs to the throne. The Heian Clan's Nobles lived in palaces and loved elegance and beauty. The women wore elegant silk dresses, had lots of poetry, and spoke in the Japanese language. The Heian Clan also had some early forms of literature in the Japanese language.


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