Kyoto's Heian Shrine


James Blake Wiener
published on 11 January 2018
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Dating from only 1895 CE, Kyoto's Heian Shrine was built to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto and is a replica of Japan's first imperial palace. It also deifies Emperor Kammu (r. 781-806 CE) who founded Kyoto in 794 CE. This shrine is renown throughout Japan for its Heian period architectural style.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Kyoto's Heian Shrine. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Kyoto's Heian Shrine." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018.

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Wiener, James B. "Kyoto's Heian Shrine." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 23 Jan 2021.

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