The Nara Period: A Brief but Influential Era in Early Japanese History

  • Published on : 15/02/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

The Nara period (710-794 CE) was a short but significant era in early Japanese history, following the Asuka period. During this time, Japan's first permanent capital was established at Heijō-kyō (present-day Nara), modeled after the Chinese Tang Dynasty capital of Chang'an. Although brief in duration, the Nara period witnessed notable cultural and political developments that would shape Japan for centuries to come.

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