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Nara period

0710 - 0784

Nara period 奈良時代

Nara period

0710 - 0784

Nara period 奈良時代

Heian period

0794 - 1185

The Heian period 平安時代 lasted from 794 to 1185.

Heian period

0794 - 1185

The Heian period 平安時代 lasted from 794 to 1185.

Kamakura period

1185 - 1333

Kamakura period 鎌倉時代

Northern and Southern Courts

1336 - 1392

Northern and Southern Courts period 南北朝

Muromachi period

1392 - 1573

Muromachi period 室町時代

Azuchi Momoyama

1573 - 1598

Azuchi Momoyama 安土桃山時代

Azuchi Momoyama

1573 - 1598

Azuchi Momoyama 安土桃山時代

Tokugawa/Edo

1600 - 1867

Tokugawa/Edo period 徳川時代・江戸時代. Tokugawa was the name of the ruling Shogun family. Edo was the name of the capital city.

Tokugawa/Edo

1600 - 1867

Tokugawa/Edo period 徳川時代・江戸時代. Tokugawa was the name of the ruling Shogun family. Edo was the name of the capital city.

Meiji period

1868 - 1912

Meiji period 明治時代

Taishō period

7/30/1912 - 12/25/1926

Taishō period 大正時代

Shōwa period

12/25/1925 - 1/7/1989

Shōwa period 昭和時代

Literary text

The Tale of Genji

1007

Genji Monogatari 源氏物語 was composed sometime after 1001, although the exact time is unknown.

The Tale of Genji

1007

Genji Monogatari 源氏物語 was composed sometime after 1001, although the exact time is unknown.

Sitting Around the Stewpan

1871

Aguranabe. By: Kanagaki Robun

The Encouragement of Learning

1872

Gakumon no susume. By: Fukuzawa Yukichi

Collection of Poems in the New Style

1882

Shintaishishō. By: Toyama Masakazu, et al.

The Essence of the Novel

1885

Shōsetsu shinzui. By: Tsubouchi Shōyō

The Drifting Cloud

1887

Ukigumo. By: Futabatei Shimei

Two Nuns' Confessions of Love

1889

Nininbikuni irozange. By: Ozaki Kōyō

The Dancer

1890

Maihime. By: Mori Ōgai

The Five-Storied Pagoda

1891

Gojū no tō. By: Kōda Rohan

Improvisatoren

1892

Sokkyō shijin. By: Mori Ōgai

Growing Up

1895

Takekurabe. By: Higuchi Ichiyō

Troubled Waters

1895

Nigorie. By: Higuchi Ichiyō

Great Passion, Deep Grief

1896

Tajō takon. By: Ozaki Kōyō

Seedlings

1897

Wakanashū. By: Shimazaki Tōson

The Demon Gold

1897

Konjiki yasha. By: Ozaki Kōyō

Letters to the Tanka Poets

1898

Utayomi ni atauru sho. By: Masaoka Shiki

The Saint of Mount Kōya

1900

Kōya hijiri. By: Izumi Kyōka

Tangled Hair

1901

Midaregami. By: Yosano Akiko

I Am a Cat

1905

Wagahai wa neko de aru. By: Natsume Sōseki

The Broken Commandment

1906

Hakai. By: Shimazaki Tōson

Little Master

1906

Botchan. By: Natsume Sōseki

The Quilt

1907

Futon. By: Tayama Katai

Tales of America

1908

Amerika monogatari. By: Nagai Kafū

A Country Teacher

1909

Inaka kyōshi. By: Tayama Katai

The Heretics

1909

Jashūmon. By: Kitahara Hakushū

A Handful of Sand

1910

Ichiaku no suna. By: Ishikawa Takuboku

The Tattoo

1910

Shisei. By: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō

All the Way to Abashiri

1910

Abashiri made. By: Shiga Naoya

The Soil

1910

Tsuchi. By: Nagatsuka Takashi

The Wild Goose

1911

Gan. By: Mori Ōgai

Sad Toys

1912

Kanashiki gangu. By: Ishikawa Takuboku

Red Light

1913

Shakkō. By: Saitō Mokichi

The Road Ahead

1914

Dōtei. By: Takamura Kōtarō

The Heart

1914

Kokoro. By: Natsume Sōseki

Rashōmon

1915

Rashōmon. By: Akutagawa Ryūnosuke

Sanshō the Bailiff

1915

Sanshōdayū. By: Mori Ōgai

The Nose

1916

Hana. By: Akutagawa Ryūnosuke

Light and Darkness

1916

Meian. By: Natsume Sōseki

Howling at the Moon

1917

Tsuki ni hoeru. By: Hagiwara Sakutarō

At Kinosaki

1917

Kinosaki nite. By: Shiga Naoya

Reconciliation

1917

Wakai. By: Shiga Naoya

Short Lyrics

1918

Jojōshōkyokushū. By: Murō Saisei

Friendship

1919

Yūjō. By: Mushanokōji Saneatsu

A Certain Woman

1919

Aru onna. By: Arishima Takeo

After-Dinner Songs

1919

Shokugo no uta. By: Kinoshita Mokutarō

A Dark Night's Passing

1921

An'ya kōro. By: Shiga Naoya

The Salamander

1923

Sanshōuo. By: Ibuse Masuji

The Blue Cat

1923

Aoneko. By: Hagiwara Sakutarō

Spring and the Demon

1924

Hara to shura. By: Miyazawa Kenji

A Fool's Love

1924

Chijin no ai. By: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō

Autumn Eyes

1925

Aki no hitomi. By: Yagi Jūkichi

Lemon

1925

Remon. By: Kajii Motojirō

The Izu Dancer

1926

Izu no odoriko. By: Kawabata Yasunari

Before the Dawn

1929

Yoakemae. By: Shimazaki Tōson

The Survey Boat

1930

Sokuryōsen. By: Miyoshi Tatsuji

Katsushika

1930

Katsushika. By: Mizuhara Shūōshi

Brother and Sister

1934

Ani imōto. By: Murō Saisei

Goat Songs

1934

Yagi no uta. By: Nakahara Chūya

Snow Country

1935

Yukiguni first version. By: Kawabata Yasunari

Collected Poems of Nakano Shigehara

1935

Nakano Shigehara shishū. By: Nakano Shigehara

A Strange Tale from East of the River

1937

Bokutō kidan. By: Nagai Kafū

Songs of Bygone Days

1938

Arishi hi no uta. By: Nakahara Chūya

Wheat and Soldiers

1938

Mugi to heitai. By: Hino Ashihei

The Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji

1939

Fugaku hyakkei. By: Dazai Osamu

Run, Melos!

1940

Hashire Merosu. By: Dazai Osamu

Chieko: Vignettes

1941

Chieko-shō. By: Takamura Kōtarō

The Makioka Sisters

1943

Sasameyuki. By: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō

Spirits of the Dead

1946

Shirei. By: Haniya Yutaka

The Setting Sun

1947

Shayō. By: Dazai Osamu

No Longer Human

1948

Ningen shikkaku. By: Dazai Osamu

Fires on the Plain

1948

Nobi. By: Ōoka Shōhei

Snow Country

1948

Yukiguni final version. By: Kawabata Yasunari

Sixty-two Sonnets

1953

Rokujūni no sonetto. By: Tanikawa Shuntarō

Season of the Sun

1955

Taiyō no kisetsu. By: Ishihara Shintarō

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

1956

Kinkakuji. By: Mishima Yukio

Lavish Are the Dead

1957

Shisha no ogori. By: Ōe Kenzaburō

Publication of Seventeen

1961

Publication of Yukoku

1961

The Woman in the Dunes

1962

Suna no onna. By: Abe Kōbō

Silence

1966

Chinmoku. By: Endō Shūsaku

Until Dark

1978

Yūgure made. By: Yoshiyuki Junnosuke

A Contemporary Game

1979

Dōjidai geemu. By: Ōe Kenzaburō

Coin-Locker Babies

1980

Koinu rokkā beibiizu. By: Murakami Ryū

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

1985

Sekai no owari to hādoboirudo wandārando. By: Murakami Haruki

Confucius

1987

Kōshi. By: Inoue Yasushi

Salad Anniversary

1987

Sarada kinenbi. By: Tawara Machi

Norwegian Wood

1987

Noruei no mori. By: Murakami Haruki

Kitchen

1988

Kitchin. By: Yoshimoto Banana

Dream Messenger

1989

Yumetsukai. By: Shimada Masahiko

Professor Tadano of the Literature Department

1990

Bungakubu Tadano Kyōju. By: Tsutsui Yasutaka

Level 7

1990

Reberu 7. By: Miyabe Miyuki

Animal Logic

1992

Animaru rojikku. By: Yamada Amy

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

1994 - 1995

Nejimakidori kuronikaru. By: Murakami Haruki

Mountain of Fire

1998

Hi no yama. By: Tsushima Yūko

Suspect on the Night Train

2003

Yōgisha no yakōressha. By: Tawada Yōko

1Q 84

2009 - 2010

1Q 84. By: Murakami Haruki

Literary Figure

Sugawara Michizane

0845 - 0903

Sugawara no Michizane 菅原道真 loved to vacation in Dazaifu.

Sugawara Michizane

0845 - 0903

Sugawara no Michizane 菅原道真 loved to vacation in Dazaifu.

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

1653 - 1724

Chikamatsu Monzaemon 近松門左衛門 Major Playwright of Joruri and Kabuki

Drama

Love Suicides at Amijima

1721

The Love Suicides at AmijimaBy Chikamatsu Zaemon(Shinjū ten no Amijima: 心中天の網島)

Historical event

Re-signing of Anpo Treaty

1960

Resigning of US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty

Assassination of Asanuma Inejiro

1960

Literary figure

Natsume Soseki

1867 - 1916