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Japan, 538–1333

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Between 538 and 1333, Japan was transformed from a group of heavily mountainous islands whose population made bronze goods and worshipped nature and deities that represented it, as in Shinto, into an organized Buddhist state. Beginning...