The Yamato Clan controlled much of Honshu by 500 AD. Later, other clans began to control the Yamato clan. Prince Shotoku was there main leader. He helped spread Buddhism in Japan. Chinese Culture started becoming known in Japan.
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The Heian Period
The capital Heian is now called Kyoto. Heian is where Japanese culture became big. The nobles lived in very nice palaces and elegance was a huge part of the culture. There were many rules of etiquette, and women all wore pretty much the same thing. Lots of people started to write poetry. In the video below, watch until you get 45 seconds in.