Medieval Japan Matthew B

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In History
  • 550

    Introduction of Buddhism to Medieval Japan

    Introduction of Buddhism to Medieval Japan
    buddhism came to japan through many monks travelling from china and other asian countrys.
  • Jan 1, 794

    The Heian Period Begins

    The Heian Period Begins
    the Heian period begins-a time of cultural and artistic development
  • Jan 1, 1192

    Yorimoto Becomes Shogun

    Yorimoto Becomes Shogun
    yoritomo becomes shogun; japan is ruled by a military government, the Mongols invade japan.
  • Jan 1, 1336

    Japan is Briefly Under Imperial Rule

    Japan is Briefly Under Imperial Rule
  • Jan 1, 1336

    First Contact With Europeans

    First Contact With Europeans
    The first European contact with Japan In 1542 was when Portuguese sailors arrived on an island south of Kyushu.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Portuguese Traders Arrive in Japan

    Portuguese Traders Arrive in Japan
    In 1543 Portuguese traders arrived in Japan starting the first contacts with the outside world and started a trade route.
  • Jan 1, 1549

    Introduction of Christianity in Medieval Japan

    Introduction of Christianity in Medieval Japan
    christianity originated when jesus, the son of god preached about the goodness of what god could offer, he prayed and taught but he was crucified.it was inroduced when Francis Xavier preached in japan in 1549.
  • Jan 1, 1576

    The Shogunless Period Starts

    The Shogunless Period Starts
  • Japan Closes Door To The West

    Japan Closes Door To The West
    The main reason japan closed its door to the west was the intrduction of christianity by Francis Xavier, the shoguns were convinced it was a plot to soften them up.