Heian art

Byōdōin Phoenix Hall, Uji, Kyoto
Panel from pictorial scroll of the Tale of Genji, 1130
Nageire-dō, Tottori, 11th century
Bandainagon Ekotoba, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, 12th century
Pagoda in wayō (和様, "Japanese") style, Ichijō-ji, Kasai, Hyōgo

In 794 the capital of Japan was officially transferred to Heian-kyō (present-day Kyoto), where it remained until 1868. The term Heian period refers to the years between 794 and 1185, when the Kamakura shogunate was established at the end of the Genpei War. The period is further divided into the early Heian and the late Heian, or Fujiwara era, the pivotal date being 894, the year imperial embassies to China were officially discontinued.