Early Queens of Japan

In ancient times, Japan was not the patriarchal society it is today. The very first mention of Japan in ancient Chinese describes it as the country of Wa, reigned by a queen, as only her wisdom could stop the chieftains from fighting each other.

This lecture will paint a picture of life in early Japan and the court and military tradition of the times. Why was Japan reigned by so many empresses in the Asuka and Nara periods? What did it mean to be empress in those days and what changed in Japanese culture that there were no queens in the Heian period?


Antarctica / G & P Collectibles Room


Saturday 16:00 - 17:00


'The usual rules apply. Our event room's capacity will be limited to a certain amount of people, so please show up early! Once the room is deemed full by our security staff we will not allow any more people in, unless others decide to leave.


'Whole Weekend' and 'Saturday Only' visitors.

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