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Japanese Eras



Information Pages
1 About Kimonos
2 Japanese Womenswear
3 Japanese Menswear
4 Further Kimono Information
5 Wearing and Folding Women's Japanese Garments - Including Video
6 Types of Women's Kimono. Geisha & Maiko
7 Japanese Eras (Periods)
8 Uses for Japanese Kimono Fabrics
9 Shibori and Tsujigahana Patterning Techniques - Including Video
10 Lots of Great Links To How To Wear Kimonos & Tie Obis
11 Types of Obi
12 Types of Kimonos - Picture Reference
13 Haori Kimono Jackets - Japan's secret treasure
14 Traditional Japanese Footwear (on my blog)
15 My Wafuku Blog, with lots of information and random other things of interest

I also have a lot of information on my Wafuku blog. This link opens in a new window, leaving this window open

I also have furoshiki tying instructions here

You can see photos of the kimono that started wafuku.co.uk here


Japan's history is divided into eras (also called periods):

1989 - currently -     Heisei Era     -     Peace Everywhere
1926 - 1989       -     Showa Era     -     Enlightened Peace
1912 - 1926       -     Taisho Era     -     Period of Great Righteousness
1868 - 1912       -     Meiji Era     -     Period of Enlightened Rule
1603- 1868        -     Edo Era     -     Named after the capital city Edo, now known as Tokyo
1568 - 1603       -     Momoyama Era
1392 - 1568       -     Muromachi Era
1336 - 1392       -     Nanboku-cho Era - North & Southern Courts Era
1185 - 1336       -     Kamakura Era
794 - 1185         -     Heian Era
710 - 794           -     Nara Era
250 - 710           -     Kofun Era
400 BC - 250 AD  -   Yayoi Era
8000 - 400 BC    -    Jomon (Neolithic) Era


In the latter half of the 19th century it was decided that, from the Meiji era on, each emperor's reign would constitute one era. That is to say, the year in which an Emperor ascended to the throne would be the first year of a new era, which would end on the event of his death


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