Japan Table of Contents
Dates Period* ca. 10,000-ca. 300 B.C. Jomon ca. 300 B.C.-ca. A.D. 250 Yayoi ca. A.D. 250-ca. 600 Kofun ca. A.D. 600-710 Asuka A.D. 710-94 Nara A.D. 794-1185 Heian 1185-1333 Kamakura 1333-36 Kemmu Restoration 1336-1573 Muromachi (also called Ashikaga) 1573-1600 Azuchi-Momoyama 1600-1867 Tokugawa (also called Edo) 1868-1912 Meiji (Mutsuhito) 1912-26 Taisho (Yoshihito) 1926-89 Showa (Hirohito) 1989- Heisei (Akihito)
*The last four periods are identified by reign titles; the name of the emperor is given in parentheses. Reign titles are used only after the death of the emperor.
Data as of January 1994