Early japan was a interesting time period. Villages were first ruled by Clans or family's. Then after a while one rose to power forming the Yamato Clan (500 AD-794 AD)
Although they did not control all of japan they started calling themselves the emperors of Japan. They had many chinese influences in their culture including Buddhism , Chinese fashion and tools,dance,music. They also adopted there administrative ways.
In 794 Japan's Emperor moved the capital to Heian. Signifying the beginning of the Heian Period
The Fujiwaras family controlled japan during this period.
The Capital was in Heian ,Nobles lived a lavish lifestyle. Called themselves “Dwellers among the clouds” Women produce lots of literature. Lady Murasaki Shikibu Made The Tale Of Genji