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The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai?) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185.[1] The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyoto. It is the period in Japanese history when Confucianism and other Chinese influences were at their height. The Heian period is also considered the peak of the Japanese imperial court and noted for its art, especially poetry and literature. Heian (平安?) means "peace and tranquility" in Japanese.



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