Asuka and Nara
Heian
Kamakura and Muromachi
Azuchi-Momoyama
Edo
Meiji, Taisho, Showa
Heisei
Kinkaki-Ji
Prior to the 20th century, Japan's architecture primarily consisted of wooden structures elevated off of the ground, typically with thatched or tiled roofs. Sliding doors were used in place of walls, and chairs and high tables were not implemented until the 20th century. During this period, Japan began integrating Western culture into much of its own culture, and is now a leader in architectural design and technology.
Himeji Castle