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Sakurai (桜井市 Sakurai-shi) is a Japanese city in Nara Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

History

Sakurai is home to Ōmiwa Shrine. It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.

The shrine is linked with brewing sake.

According to tradition, Sakurai was sometimes the site of an Imperial Palace, including

Sakurai is part of Yukio Mishima's novel, Runaway Horses.

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