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{October 8, 2010}   The Samurai of the Heian Period (794 ? 1185) | Socyberty

The Heian period (794 – 1185) of Japanese history saw the rise of a new ruling warrior elite, the Samurai. From humble beginning as subordinates to the Emperor, the strongest samurai clans rose in power and influence by waging war on their enemies and gaining territories and wealth.

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