The culture of Heian Period in Japan

The culture of aristocracy/ Kokufu Culture(国風文化) After the accession to the throne, the Emperor Kanmu(桓武天皇) moved the capital from Nagaoka-Kyo to Heian-Kyo, Kyoto, in 794. The event finished the Nara Period and its culture(Tenpyo Culture) , instead of starting Heian Period(平安時代).        The inflow of the culture from the Asian Continent came to an end with the Read more about The culture of Heian Period in Japan[…]

Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture

Nara Period and the ancient capital, Heijo-kyo In 710, the capital in Asuka Period was moved to Nara. It was the end of Asuka Period and the start of the completely different time. The new capital was named as Heijo-kyo(平城京). And the leaders at that time planned to imitate the regime of China. So they made Heijo-kyo resembled Chang’an. Read more about Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture[…]

Horyuji temple. Nara World Heritage Site.

Asuka Period and it’s culture

What’s Asuka Period?   The term of ancient Asuka Period began in 592 and ended in 710. “Asuka” is the southern area of Nara Prefecture.         In this period, Buddhism was the most essencial things of the culture. With Buddha statue, the religion had  already came to Japan in the middle of 6th. And Read more about Asuka Period and it’s culture[…]

Rooster and Hydrangeas Ito Jakuchu

Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas by Ito Jakuchu

“Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas” “Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas” was drawn in 1759. At that time, Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) left off his businesses and begun to concentrate on painting when he was in the forties. Based on observation in his life, he drew the world of imagination with a delicate brushwork. Using a first-class Read more about Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas by Ito Jakuchu[…]