japan closes door

  • Jan 1, 710

    imperial court

    imperial court
    The imperial court estsblished at Nara
  • May 30, 1050

    famine kills

    famine kills
    the famine kills hundreds of thousands of people
  • Jan 1, 1087

    first of cloistered empero

    emperor Shirakawa abdicates and becomes a Buddhist monk, the first of the "cloistered emperors"
  • May 26, 1192

    yoritomo is shogun

    yoritomo is shogun
    yoritomo is shogun and japan is ruled by a millitary style goverment; the mongols invade japan
  • Jan 1, 1333

    japan under rule

    japan under rule
    japan is briefly under imperial rule
  • Jan 1, 1336

    first contact

    first contact
    japan comes in first contact with the Europeans
  • Jan 1, 1543


    portuguese traders come into japan
  • May 26, 1576


    japan has a shogunless period
  • battle of sekigahara

    battle of sekigahara
    at the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, a friend of Hideyoshi and Nobunaga, defeats the other contenders to the leadership of Japan
  • japan closes doors

    japan closes doors
    japan closes there doors to the westerns
  • band

    Ieyasu bans Christianity from Japan
  • Heian period

    Heian period
    the Heaian period begains- a time of cultural and artistic development