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Kyoto [Heian; Heiankyō; Miyako; Rakuchū; Saikyō]locked

  • Bruce A. Coats,
  • Richard L. Wilson,
  • Henrik H. Sørensen
  •  and Gratia Williams Nakahashi


Japanese city in southern Kyoto Prefecture, on flat land surrounded on the east, north and west by mountains and on the south by a broad valley that extends to Osaka and the Inland Sea. It was established in ad 794 as a new city and imperial capital of ...

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Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, 9 vols (Tokyo and New York, 1983), suppl. (Tokyo and New York, 1986)