Kyoto, Japan

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Kyoto, Japan By Trevor Mone, Dashiell Musser- Brauner, and Kristen Neal
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Kyoto’s History Founded as Hein 794 – Japan’s capital Kyoto’s Golden Age during court’s heyday 794 -1185
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Suffered extensive destruction between 1467-1477 due to Onin War Did not recover until mid-16 th century
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Kyoto’s Name Kyoto translates as “Capital City” Remains Kyoto even though the emperor and the National Diet are located in Tokyo.
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Kyoto’s Importance to Society For most of Kyoto’s history it was the center of government as well as learning and the arts. Considered the Heart of Japan Contains many landmarks and historical sites.
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Historical Sites The Golden Pavilion Temple Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto Imperial Palace
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The Golden Pavilion Temple Originally built in 1397 as Kitayama Used as retirement villa for Shogun
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Unformatted text preview: Ashikaga Yoshimitsu Converted to zen temple Burned down several times during Onin War Burned down again in 1950 by crazed mentally ill monk The present version of The Golden Pavilion was built in 1955 Kiyomizu-dera Kiyomizu-dera refers to several Buddhist temples Most commonly to Ottawa-san Kiyomizu-dera Location: Eastern Kyoto Originally built in 798 Current buildings constructed in 1633 Kiyomizu-dera means clear water. Popular location for New Years and O-bon Kyoto Imperial Palace Was Imperial Palace of Japan during Edo period Kyoto Imperial Palace was built near the north-eastern part of Heiankyo which was the old capital The retired emperor lives in the Kyoto Imperial Palace....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTO 270B taught by Professor Roberson during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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