History of Kyoto

History of KyotoEarly BeginningsKamakura Period Around the sixth century, the popular Shimogamo Shrine was accepted to be built, one of the oldest Shinto places of worship in Japan. The seventh century saw the development of the Kamo-jinja sanctuary.The eighth-century was to a great extent known as the Nara period, a time-frame where Heijō-kyō (as of now Nara) was Japan's capital.In 794, Emperor Kanmu migrated the capital to Heian-kyō which was later to become known as Kyoto. During the Kamakura Period, the Kennin-Ji Zen Buddhist temple was assembled.The recreation of the Kozan-Ji temple was observed.The Kamakura Shogunate was defeated around 1333, offering to ascend to the Muromachi Shogunate.Muromachi Period Azuchi – Momoyama Period It was during this period that the notable Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-Ji, was developed.The once separated Northern and Southern courts got rejoined in 1392. In 1573 the Muromachi Shogunate fell when Oda Nobunaga collapsed the Muromachi bakufu and oversaw the entirety of Japan.The Battle of Sekigahara occurred in 1600.After his win, Tokugawa Ieyasu turned into the shogun of Japan.Edo PeriodThis period brought about 250 years of stability in Japan.The Great Tenmei Fire, a fire that broke out in the Kyoto Imperial Palace in 1788.Meiji PeriodDuring the Meiji Period, Japan started its incorporation of Western human civilization progress and the Emperor moved the magnificent capital from Kyoto to Tokyo.Media transmission lines were built and trains started running.Kyoto Prefecture was made in 1871.Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Heian-Jingu Shrine was constructed and Jidai-matsuri celebrations were made to respect the establishment and history of Kyoto.
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