Early Japan

  • Dec 15, 622

    Political power fell into the hands of the Fujiwara clan

  • Dec 15, 700

    Shotoku Taishi tried to unify the various clans so that the Japanese could more effectively resist an invasion by the Chinese

  • Dec 15, 710

    A new capital was established at Nara

  • Dec 15, 794

    The emperor moved the captial from Nara to nearby Heian-kyo

  • Dec 15, 1192

    The Kamakura shogunate begins

  • Dec 15, 1281

    Kublai Khan invaded Japan

  • Dec 15, 1333

    The Kamakura shogunate ends

  • Dec 15, 1467

    Onion War (civil begins

  • Dec 15, 1477

    Onion War ends