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  Nara period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reforms and bureaucratization of government led to the establishment of a permanent imperial capital at Heijō-kyō, or Nara, in AD The capital at Nara, which gave its name to the new period, was styled after the grand Chinese Tang Dynasty (618–907) capital at Chang'an and was the first truly urban center in Japan.
Some of Japan's literary monuments were written during the Nara period, including the Kojiki and Nihon shoki, the first national histories, compiled in 712 and 720 respectively; the Man'yōshū (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves), an anthology of poems; and the Kaifūsō (Fond Recollections of Poetry), an anthology written in Chinese by Japanese emperors and princes.
Her actions shocked Nara society and led to the exclusion of women from imperial succession and the removal of Buddhist priests from positions of political authority.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nara_period   (1344 words)

 Nara Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nara Prefecture is located in the middle of the Kii Peninsula on the western half of Honshu, Japan.
Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture; on the north by Kyoto Prefecture and on the east by Mie Prefecture.
Despite being in the middle of Japan, Nara is one of Japan's warmest prefectures; snow is a rarity in Nara, although there is some accumulation in the southern mountains during the winter.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nara_prefecture   (838 words)

 Nara Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The six schools of Nara Buddhism, introduced into Japan during the seventh and eighth centuries CE were Hosso (= Mind-Only, Yogacara); Sanron (= Three Treatises, Madhyamika), Kegon (Flower-Garland, Avatamsaka); Ritsu (= Rules of Discipline, Vinaya); Jojitsu (= Establishment of truth, Satyasiddhi); and Kusha (study of the Abhidharma-kosha texts).
The city of Nara grew around the imperial palace, major shrines connected with the ancestors of the ruling families and Buddhist temples connected with the Nara schools.
Nara Buddhism is symbolised by the rich assortment of classical temple buildings sponsored by the court, and by an exceptional legacy of Buddhist temple painting and sculpture, some of it deriving from the 'silk road' trade route with China.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/easia/nara.html   (497 words)

 Yoshitomo Nara
Born in 1959 in Hirosaki, Japan, Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most influential artists to emerge from Japan during the Pop art movement of the nineties.
Nara's tapping into horror through the medium of the innocent child is particularly poignant in Japan's controlled society of rigid language and social structures, especially considering recent shockingly violent crimes in Japan involving children as the aggressors.
Nara's work really instills the viewer with a juxtaposition of the innocence of children and the evil nature of humanity, or the fall from grace.
www.sweatyfrog.com /nara.html   (196 words)

 AllRefer.com - Nara, Japan (Japanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An ancient cultural and religious center, it was founded in 706 by imperial decree and was modeled after Chang'an (see Xi'an), the capital of T'ang China.
Nara was (710–84) the first permanent capital of Japan.
Nara Park, the largest (1,250 acres/506 hectares) city park in Japan, includes the celebrated Imperial Museum, which houses ancient art treasures and relics.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/Nara.html   (261 words)

 U.S. Dept. of State FOIA Electronic Reading Room - Chile Declassification Project - NARA
NARA Chile I - Tranche I of the Chile collection was officially released to the public on June 30, 1999 and pertains to events in Chile between 1973 - 1978.
NARA Chile II - Tranche II of the Chile Collection was officially released October 8, 1999 and pertains principally to the period 1968-1972.
NARA Chile III - Tranche III of the Chile collection was officially released to the public on November 13, 2000.
foia.state.gov /SearchColls/Nara.asp   (307 words)

 Japan Reference - Nara Guide 奈良ガイド
Nara has a relaxed provincial atmosphere, and deers graze peacefully in the numerous parks, or wait that tourists feed them "shika-sembe".
At the height the the Fujiwara power, it was considered one of the 4 great temples of the Nara period (710-794), then of the 7 great temples of the Heian period (794-1185).
Nara is easily accessible by train from Kyoto (40min, ¥610) or Osaka (40min, ¥780).
www.jref.com /practical/nara.shtml   (596 words)

 Nara Prefecture of Japan - Japan's Geography
Nara Prefecture is part of the Kansai region, or Kinki region of Japan.
Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama prefecture and Osaka prefecture; on the north by Kyoto prefecture and Aichi prefecture, and on the east by Mie prefecture.
Summer in Nara is known for being hot and humid, with high temperatures ranging between 25 C in the mountains and 35 C in the northern plains.
www.japan-101.com /geography/geography_prefecture_nara.htm   (562 words)

 NARA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NARA is a totally free and independent body representing affiliated, legitimate Game Angling clubs - salmon, trout and sea trout.
NARA believes that the present level of investment by the State in game angling does not reflect the economic importance of inland fisheries as a tourist resource.
In summary NARA Is working for a better deal, all round, for the fisheries resources of Ireland and those who enjoy them.
www.nara.ie   (412 words)

 Japanese history: Nara, Heian Periods
In the year 710, the first permanent Japanese capital was established in Nara, a city modelled after the Chinese capital.
The monasteries quickly gained such strong political influence that, in order to protect the position of the emperor and central government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784, and finally to Heian (Kyoto) in 794 where it should remain for over one thousand years.
One characteristic of the Nara and Heian periods is a gradual decline of Chinese influence which, nevertheless, remained strong.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2132.html   (641 words)

 Public Citizen | Litigation Group | Litigation Group - Comments Of Public Citizen On NARA's Plan to Commission Study on ...
NARA is in the midst of a crisis that has been growing for more than a decade.
If NARA is to hire consultants to undertake “information gathering” on scheduling and appraisal policy, the information gathering should be narrowly focused on issues on which NARA does not already have information, and which is directly related to correcting the problems with the scheduling and appraisal process.
Moreover, even when records are scheduled, NARA does not have an effective system for ensuring that records identified in those schedules as historically valuable have been transferred and preserved in accordance with the schedule.
www.citizen.org /litigation/briefs/ERecords/articles.cfm?ID=5469   (1607 words)

 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criterion (ii): The historic monuments of ancient Nara bear exceptional witness to the evolution of Japanese architecture and art as a result of cultural links with China and Korea which were to have a profound influence on future developments.
Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784.
During this period the framework of national government was consolidated and Nara enjoyed great prosperity, emerging as the fountainhead of Japanese culture.
whc.unesco.org /sites/870.htm   (207 words)

 Public Citizen | Litigation Group | Litigation Group - NARA's Response to Public Citizen's Petition to the Archivist to ...
With respect to your second proposal, NARA believes that the actions that the petition proposes are unnecessary, in light of NARA's ongoing activities and the reasons that NARA outlined when it issued Bulletin 2000-02 a year ago.
NARA has concluded that acting on your second proposal now would be inconsistent with our consideration of other alternatives as part of our study.
NARA's commitment to these objectives is illustrated by the Fast Track and GPEA guidance that NARA has developed for Executive Branch agencies, by NARA's endorsement of the DOD records management application certification process, and by NARA's progress on the Electronic Records Archives initiative.
www.citizen.org /litigation/briefs/ERecords/articles.cfm?ID=673   (1021 words)

 Nara Japan
The Nara capital represents the definitive break of the Japanese aristocracy from their roots in the uji.
The Nara emperors in particular deeply reverenced a Buddhist teaching called the Sutra of Golden Light ; in it, Buddha is established not only as a historical human being but also as the Law or Truth of the universe.
Although Buddhism entered Japan in 518, it was during the Nara period that it became a solid presence in Japanese culture.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ANCJAPAN/NARA.HTM   (410 words)

 NARANET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NARA was founded in 1978 to serve as the trade association to represent the interests of Medicare-certified rehabilitation agencies and multidisciplinary rehabilitation businesses that treat Medicare patients.
NARA's members are an advanced, highly motivated and educated group with many years of experience in the health care field.
As a member-driven organization, the purpose of NARA is to promote the growth and business success of physical, occupational and speech therapy providers through education, support and advocacy.
www.naranet.org   (315 words)

 Nara Travel Guide
Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara.
As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.
Nara is located in the Kinai plain, less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2165.html   (117 words)

 National Association for Regulatory Administration
If you would like to participate, and are a NARA member, subscribe to the listserve by sending an email to imailsrv@naralicensing.org with this text: subscribe Katrina your first and last names.
NARA represents all human care licensing, including child care, child welfare, adult day care, adult residential and assisted living care, and program licensing for services related to mental illness, developmental disabilities and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
NARA welcomes into its membership human service regulatory professionals, human service providers, university faculty, independent researchers and consultants, allied professions from the health, safety and legal disciplines, consumers, and all others who share our vision: Consumer Protection Through Prevention.
www.nara-licensing.org   (431 words)

 Nara : Introduction | Frommers.com
It was during the Nara Period that Japan's first historical account, first mythological chronicle, and first poetry anthology (with 4,173 poems) were written.
Buddhism also flourished, and Nara grew as the political and cultural center of the land with numerous temples, shrines, pagodas, and palaces.
Remarkably enough, many of Nara's historic buildings and temples remain intact, and long ago someone had enough foresight to enclose many of these historical structures in the quiet and peaceful confines of a large and spacious park, which has the added attraction of free-roaming deer.
www.frommers.com /destinations/nara/1045010001.html   (314 words)

 Nara on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nara was (710-84) the first permanent capital of Japan.
Nara Bank Introduces Life Insurance and Financial Planning Services to Bank Customers.
Mystical styles of expression among North Indian Faqir: Nara as a manifestation of hukm.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/Nara.asp   (759 words)

 Nara Travel: Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine)
Kasuga Taisha was also the tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara, Japan's most powerful family clan of most of the Nara and Heian Periods.
The many bronze lanterns within the shrine and the hundreds of stone lanterns lining the shrine's approach are lit on the occasion of the Lantern Festivals in February and August.
Kasuga Taisha is located in the far end of Nara Park, when approaching the park from the JR or Kintetsu Station.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e4102.html   (164 words)

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This temple is located in the ancient capital of Nara, which is in Nara Prefecture, just south of Kyoto.
The construction of Todai-ji, was completed in 752 with the aim, not only to house.
The Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara were registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage properties.
www.cvl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp /gallery_e/nara-hp/nara.html   (260 words)

 Astronomy Sites in Nara
The streets and avenues of Nara are laid out in much the same fashion as those of Kyoto and for much the same reason.
The Suzaku street of Nara's Heijou Palace can be seen to divide the imperial city into a district of the "right" (western side) and a district of the "left" (eastern side, right and left being seen from the emperor's perspective in the north).
General information about Nara may be found at the prefecture's Nara Information for more information on historical Nara.
www2.gol.com /users/stever/nara.htm   (1047 words)

 WebMuseum: Asuka and Nara Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the Asuka and Nara periods, so named because the seat of Japanese government was located in the Asuka Valley from 552 to 710 and in the city of Nara until 784, the first significant invasion by Asian continental culture took place in Japan.
Also housed at Horyu-ji is the Tamamushi Shrine, a wooden replica of a Kondo, which is set on a high wooden base that is decorated with figural paintings executed in a medium of mineral pigments mixed with lacquer.
Constructed as the headquarters for a network of temples in each of the provinces, the Todai-ji is the most ambitious religious complex erected in the early centuries of Buddhist worship in Japan.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/tl/japan/akusa-nara.html   (526 words)

 New York Passenger Lists 1820-1897 - Indexes & Microfilm Numbers
NARA # is the catalog number for the National Archives
Taken from a direct transcription of the original microfilmed passenger lists (NARA roll 1 thru part of roll 13 of M237), this book serves not only as a supplement to the microfilmed card index from the National Archives (listed just above), but is a much better index for this time period.
Coverage is for part of roll 13 thru part of roll 18 of NARA microfilm series M237.
home.att.net /%7Ewee-monster/nylists1820.html   (612 words)

 .:: Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara Fanlisting ::.
A fanlisting is a place for all fans of a particular show, movie, actor/actress, singer, etc. to come together and build the biggest listing of people from all around the world who are fans of that subject.
In this case, Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara.
Disclaimer: I am just a fan of Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara and am in no way related to them.
jhyuk-nara.pinkinki.net   (73 words)

 noodles are the source of all goodness
The Nara JETWEB is designed to be a resource for teaching plans, information on living in Nara, and anything else you want it to be.
Legal Note - Thanks to Nara City Tourist Authority for the photographs - by using them on this site I am of course merely serving to increase publicity for beautiful and popular Nara.
I am sure the nice people at Nara City Tourist Authority fully appreciate that fact.
www.angelfire.com /electronic/narajet   (143 words)

 NARA BANK : Homepage
Nara Bank to Webcast Review of Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2005 Financial Results on August 4, 2005
Nara Bancorp Appoints Alvin D. Kang as New Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Nara Bank
Nara Bancorp Declares $0.0275 Cash Dividend for the Second Quarter of 2005
www.narabank.com   (69 words)

 NARA - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration - Archives.gov Home
NARA - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration - Archives.gov Home
The NARA web site will be unavailable between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
EDT on Thursday, October 6, to allow for scheduled maintenance.
www.archives.gov   (189 words)

 Yoshitomo Nara Clock
This unique Yoshitomo Nara Clock has 84 unique drawings by the artist, one for each hour and one for every minute!
This is the BEST way to keep time and is one of our most favorite items that we carry!
Clock comes new in box, ornamented with Nara's drawings.
www.sweatyfrog.com /clock.html   (88 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Nara Prefecture [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the eighth century, the royal court, which had been itinerant from place to place, constructed a new capital modelled after the Chinese capital, Chang'an.
Nara people tend to be very conservative, though the influx of new inhabitants is gradually changing the local political trends. It was astonishing that Nara prefecture kept electing a famous ultra-nationalist diet member, Seisuke Okuno, for almost half a century.
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encyclozine.com /Nara_Prefecture   (877 words)

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