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Nara [Heijō; Heijōkyō; Nanto; Naramachi]locked

  • Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan,
  • Masayuki Miura,
  • Stephanie S. Wada,
  • Henrik H. Sørensen
  •  and Gratia Williams Nakahashi

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City in Japan, in the Kinki region, in northern Nara Prefecture, on flat land at the end of the Nara (Yamato) Basin. This area once comprised the ancient province of Yamato, the centre of several ancient and early Japanese states, and is thus often called the ‘cradle of Japanese civilization’. Like Heian (now ...

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