Historical Outline of Hiraizumi
                                           
     
                                              
  We will now explain how Hiraizumi culture was produced and developed.
  The Abe family was born in ancient Iwate. They became chiefs of this region, and developed individual political power. The Oshu Fujiwara family followed the Abe family and expanded its power to the Tohoku District. Hiraizumi was prosperous for only 100 years under the rule of the Fujiwara family, but Hiraizumi kept an important political role after the fall of Fujiwaras.

         1. Prelude
         2. The Oshu Fujiwara Family
         3. Reign of the Kamakura Shogunate
         4. Culture in Hiraizumi
         5. Trading and Exchanging