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Nara period


Nara Period


Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (UNESCO/NHK)


NARA - the place where Japan started


Nara Period Paper Slide Video


The Sound of the Old Japanese Language (Numbers & Manyoshu)

The Nara period of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794. Empress Genmei established the capital of Heijō-kyō. Except for a five-year period (740–745), when the capital was briefly moved again, it remained the capital of Japanese civilization until Emperor Kanmu established a new capital, Nagaoka-kyō, in 784, before moving to Heian-kyō, or Kyoto, a decade later in 794.
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