Asuka, Yamato facts for kids
When Asuka was Japan's capital, new palaces were constructed for each new monarch. Sometimes Imperial palaces were abandoned because of fires or bad omens.
According to tradition, Asuka was the site of Chikatsu-Asuka-Yatsuri Palace during the reign of Emperor Kenzo
Imperial capitals in Asuka in 593-640 were:
- Toyura Palace (Toyura-no-miya), 593–603
- Oharida Palace (Oharida-no-miya), 603–629
- Okamoto Palace (Oakmoto-no-miya), 630–636
- Tanaka Palace (Tanaka-no-miya), 636–639
- Umayasaka Palace (Umayasaka-no-miya), 640
In 640-642, the court briefly moved to Kōryō and the Kudara Palace (Kudara-no-miya); then the court returned to Asuka at the Itabuki Palace (Itabuki no miya), 643–645
In 645-654, the emperor and the government moved to an area within the current city limits of Osaka. This was the Naniwa-Nagara no Toyosaki Palace (Naniwa-Nagara no Toyosaki-no-miya).
In Asuka, the Imperial capitals in 655-660 were:
- Itabuki Palace, 655–655
- Kawahara Palace (Kawahara-no-miya), 655–655
- Later Okamoto Palace (Nochi no Asuka-Okamoto-no-miya), 656–660
In Asuka, the Imperial capitals in 672-694 were:
- Shima Palace, 672
- Okamoto Palace, 672
- Kiyomihara Palace (Kiomihara-no-miya), 672–694
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