Nara period facts for kids
In 710, Empress Gemmei established the capital of Japan at Heijō-kyō, which is present-day Nara. Gemmei's palace was named Nara-no-miya. Except for two brief times, the reigns of the next seven monarchs were centered in the palace which was built by Gemmei.
- 710 (Wadō 3): Japan's capital city was established in Nara (Heijō-kyō).
- 712 (Wadō 5): The Kojiki was finished.
- 720 (Yōrō 4): Nihon Shoki completed.
- 749-752 (Tenpyō-shōhō 1-4): Emperor Shōmu orders the creation of a large statue of Buddha (Daibutsu) at Tōdai-ji
- 760 (Tenpyō-hōji 4): Man'yōshū completed.
- 784 (Enryaku 3): The emperor moves the capital to Nagaoka
- 788 (Enryaku 7): The Buddhist monk Saichō establishes a monastery on Mt Hiei
- December 17, 794 (Enryaku 13, 21st day of the 10th month): The Emperor moves by carriage in a grand procession from Nara to Heian-kyō.
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