Nara City

You start to well know me and that I have some strong links with Nara, as the prefecture I worked for as the city I lived in.
I take a little time to present you the city. It was the first fixed capital of Japan 1300 years ago. Before, emperors ruled the country and when they died, their capitals became dirty to be the center of government. The capitale had to move, especially inside this region. Japanese people then realized it was really difficult to move each time and fixation of the capital was decided. Heijo-kyo, current Nara City, was decided capital in 710.

The rebuilt Heijo Palace , to visit with me!

After some adventures, Heijo-kyo lost its rank of capital in 784. Nara is now a middle sized Japanese city (350.000 inhabitants). It is really more quiet, when you compare it to its neighbors Osaka and Kyoto, both one hour by train. But Nara is still proud of its ancient rank of Japanese capitale and do anything it can to be recognized. To make the promotion of Nara all other the world was one of my job as a Coordinator for International Relations for Nara Prefecture. It is still my job now with Guicéna.

This picture was taken in front of Nara Central Post Office. Japan was the terminus of the Silk Road and is represented by a deer, symbolizing Heijo-Kyo then Nara. In the Middle East, caravans used camel. Here, we can see how Nara is proud to be an ancient capital of Japan. Like this example, there is so much to tell and it will take a lot of time. History, deer, Nara Park, the Great Buddha and Todaiji, its temple, the great shrine Kasuga Taisha, etc. See you soon in other posts!

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Visite Guidée d'un Jour en Montagne Japonaise : Ikoma, Osaka

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