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  Nara, Nara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nara was the capital of Japan during most of the Nara period, from 710 to 784.
Nara is famous for its tame deer that roam all over the town, and especially in the park areas.
The sacred deer that wander Nara are said to be its descendants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nara,_Japan   (530 words)

 Nara Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nara Prefecture is located in the middle of the Kii Peninsula on the western half of Honshū, 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.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Nara_Prefecture   (1024 words)

 Nara -A journey to the ancient city-
Located almost at the center of the Japanese archipelago, Nara Prefecture is an inland prefecture surrounded by the four prefectures of Osaka to the west, Kyoto to the north, Wakayama to the south and Mie to the east.
Nara, with a total population of some 1.44 million, has a diversified geography, a plane to the north and the Kii Mountain Range, or 'the Roof of Kinki (or Osaka Area)' to the south.
Nara occupies an important position in the history of Japan; it is said that the first state was located in Nara.
www.pref.nara.jp /nara_e/index.html   (323 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)

 ASIAN POP Nara-Nara Land / Japanese New Pop sensation brings a punk edge and grown-up ennui to his cartoonlike girl ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nara's mixed-media paintings, shiny plastic sculptures and doodle-like drawings on the backs of envelopes and gallery announcements are catnip for art students who explore similar youthful styles and subjects.
Conversely, Nara's images are affected by his interests in British- and American-born music genres, enough to have his work described as "Hello Kitty channeling the Sex Pistols." Indeed, Nara's popularity within the punk, new wave and hard-rock sectors of pop culture begins to explain the massive appeal of his art.
Nara's biography makes much of his childhood as a latchkey kid stranded in the rural Aomori district, known for its apple orchards, where music and drawing were his only salvation.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2004/07/30/nara.DTL&type=printable   (1470 words)

Nara was laid out to mirror the structure of the great Tang city of Chang-an (Sian) - with the same grid pattern and many of the buildings constructed to emulate this famous Chinese center.
Nara in fact is the name given for this period of close relations between China and Japan.
The height of the Nara period was the middle of the 8
www.hcc.hawaii.edu /distance/hist151/nara.htm   (1589 words)

 Leao, Nara
Nara Lofego Leão was born in 1942 into a middle class family who was originally from Espírito Santo, her parents then moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was very young.
Nara also started to become a household name as she appeared on Elis Regina/Jair Rodrigues' show regularly, which eventually also had Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes.
Endowed with a talent for spotting new composers, Nara launched several songwriters by lending her voice to songs that were turned into big hits she also recorded most of the bossa nova classics.
www.wrasserecords.com /artists/info/53.html   (399 words)

Nara prefecture is situated in the central west of the Japanese mainland.
The capital was placed in the Asuka region, southern part of Nara Basin in the northwestern part of the prefecture, as the first of unified Japan in the mid 4th century, and until the end of the 8th century Asuka prospered as the center of Japanese politics and economy.
Under the protection of the Imperial family and aristocrats, temples and shrines such as Todai-ji Temple, the largest wooden architecture in the world that enshrines Japan's largest Buddha, Yakushi-ji Temple that has excellent old architectures and images of Buddha, and Toshodai-ji Temple were built, and Heijyo-kyo developed as a temple town.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/japan/about_destin/nara.html   (343 words)

 Nara - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-nara.html   (369 words)

 Horyuji Temple, Nara
As one of the "Seven Great Temples of Nara" this became the great center of Buddhism in Japan, from which the new faith was carried to all parts of the country.
To the west of the Lecture Hall is the Kyozo (Sutra Hall), of the Tempyo period, with a wooden statue of the Korean priest Kanroku, who came to Nara in 607.
The belltower, Shoro, was rebuilt in the Heian period; the bell is believed to date from the 8th C. Immediately east of the courtyard stands the Shoryoin (rebuilt 1121), dedicated to the soul of Shotoku-taishi, formerly the priests' quarters.
www.planetware.com /nara/horyuji-temple-jpn-ks-hory.htm   (1255 words)

Nara does not have the number of shrines and temples of Kyoto and is not a large city but has its own charm all the same and was one of my favorite places I have visited yet.
Nara is filled with parks, and these parks and the surrounding city are filled and I mean filled with deer.
I went to Nara with my friend Lisa who attended USF last year as an exchange student and is great.
www.travelblog.org /Asia/Japan/Kansai-area/Nara/blog-21879.html   (571 words)

 Nara, Nara | Definition | Information | Explanation | Review | WikiCity.com - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Free ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nara (奈良市; -shi) is the capital city of Nara prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto.
Nara is located in the north of Nara Basin where the fledging Japanese state was born in the anciet times.
In the modern age Nara developped as local business and government center, for the prefectural government was seated here.
www.wikicity.com.cob-web.org:8888 /wikipedia/n/na/nara__nara.html   (243 words)

 National Association for Regulatory Administration
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.
The NARA Annual Licensing Seminar, held each October, is an educational event that has provided conferees top quality speakers and an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with colleagues for the past fourteen years.
NARA trainers are available to come to your location to facilitate this training on subjects such as regulatory concepts, rule formulation, provider support services, enforcement, complaints, use of authority, and ethics.
www.nara-licensing.org   (453 words)

 Nara Travel: Nara Park
Nara Park (Nara Koen) is a large, pleasant park in central Nara, established in 1880.
It is the location of many of Nara's main attractions including Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji and the Nara National Museum, a museum specialzed in Buddhist art.
Considered messengers of the gods in Shinto, Nara's deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated a National Treasure.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e4103.html   (121 words)

 NamibWeb.com - The online guide to Namibia: The Nara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Nara bush is endemic to coastal Namib, grows only within reach of subterranean water, forms high dunes by trapping sand.
The Nara is a member of the cucumber family and grows in sandy areas and along river beds.
The Nara bush is eaten by: giraffe, Oryx, rhino, jackal, hyena, gerbils, beetles.
www.namibweb.com /nara.htm   (221 words)

 Yoshitomo Nara
Peopled with entities that call to mind toddlers or infant animals with their balloon heads, persimmon pit-eyes, and pinprick noses, each work is a peek into a world that seems eerily familiar.
A long-term resident of Cologne, Nara is being met with increasing international attention, having already exhibited in Milwaukee, L.A., Cologne and Seoul, with New York scheduled for later this year.
Stylistically, an artist can do two very brave things in their careers: a Picasso-like switching between unrecognizable styles, or a Morandi-like pursuit of the same relentless vision (the challenge here is to maintain a pitch of intensity across a long line of similar works).
www.assemblylanguage.com /reviews/Nara.html   (856 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   (139 words)

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Nara said its 2002 earnings were restated to $15.1 million, or 66 cents a share.
Nara said in a statement that a special subcommittee of its audit committee investigated after discovery of a 2002 letter, to Hong from former Chairman Thomas Chung, discussing reimbursement of automobile and county club expenses and payment for additional work to be performed after Hong's retirement.
Nara Bank said on its Website that it is the only commercial bank focused on serving Korean-American customers to have branches on both coasts of the United States.
www.marketwatch.com /News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={460FC2CA-593A-44BF-8856-7AB73F0A92DF}&siteid=google&dist=google   (552 words)

 Hokkiji Temple, Nara
The Hokkiji Temple can be reached from Nara by a train from the Kinetsu-Nara Station.
This was founded in 638 by a priest named Fukuryo, who thus fulfilled the last wish of Shotoku-taishi (574-622).
The three-story pagoda, dating from 685, is in the style of the Early Nara period.
www.planetware.com /nara/hokkiji-temple-jpn-ks-hok.htm   (99 words)

 Social Security Online
First, it is a complete, shelf-by-shelf, inventory of the entire textual holdings in NARA for RG-47.
In the first instance, the records are usually identified by organizational component by NARA itself.
However, since the MLR is still the official inventory for NARA's purposes, we have in each instance entered the NARA MLR entry numbers for our records groups.
www.ssa.gov /history/archives/nara/Introduction.htm   (1095 words)

 Nara, Nara, Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nara was Japan's first capital and is billed as the number two tourist attraction in the Kansai region behind Kyoto.
It has a human population of about 350,000 a large bronze buddha population of 1 and a deep population of god-only-knows-what.
The natives are starting to cash in on this phenomena, and sell deer treats to the brave (I have it on someone else's account that they taste like dog food).
www.traveljournals.net /stories/4254.html   (348 words)

 National Association for Regulatory Administration: Why Join Nara
The best reason for joining the National Association for Regulatory Administration is that NARA brings you into a friendly network of knowledgeable, experienced professionals.
NARA members have access to the online Membership Directory and an informative e-newsletter.
NARA's National Council authorizes collaboration with other organizations on appropriate activities of mutual benefit, including grant applications.
www.nara-licensing.org /displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=84   (260 words)

 Nara Royal Hotel - Nara, Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With an impressive Nara Royal Hotel range of business, recreational and dining facilities, coupled with impeccable service, the Nara Royal Hotel perfectly combines the traditional elements of Nara Japan's rich and vibrant culture with the latest in hotel accommodation facilities.
Suitable for business and leisure travelers alike the Nara Royal Hotel successfully blends old-world service with 21st century conveniences to make your stay truly comfortable and memorable.
Nara Royal Hotel - Copyright 2003 www.japan-hotel-reservation.com © All rights reserved.
www.japan-hotel-reservation.com /nara/nara-royal-hotel   (220 words)

 Nara Government – Web Listings
Nara establishes policies and procedures for managing U.S. government records...
The Nara government, faced with a country of sixty-six provinces of competing clans, tried to change the Japanese military system by conscripting soldiers.
The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government charged with...
www.business.com /directory/government_and_trade/by_country/japan/regional_and_municipal_government/prefectures/nara/weblistings.asp   (394 words)

 Nara Cities and Towns – Web Listings
between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture.
These are catalogs of NARA microfilm for the federal census.
This microfilm publication is available at all NARA facilities nationwide.
www.business.com /directory/government_and_trade/by_country/japan/regional_and_municipal_government/prefectures/nara/cities_and_towns/weblistings.asp   (479 words)

 Nara Hotels Japan, Hotels in Nara, Budget Accommodation in Japan, 5 star hotels in Nara - Maps of Nara, Japan.
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Nara tours, accommodation and traveling in Nara, Japan.
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 NARA - Webled.com
NARA - Educators and Students - For Educators and Students
[ to the city of NARA became the impetus for creating the NARA City ]...
[ The NARA City Museum of Photography is a focal point highlighting the ]...
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 Nara Hotel - Nara - Nara Hotel
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