Emperor Kanmu moves seat from Nara to Nagaokakyo for river transport but floods lead to a move to Kyoto 794


Heijokyo (Nara) seat of the Emperor is closely modelled on the Tang Dynasty Chang'an Nara Period 710 - 794

c 250

Local monarchies compete reducing down to the Yamato court in Nara during the Kofun Period c 250 - c 650



Nara Period

Nara or Heijokyo seat of the Emperor 710 - 784

seat moved to Kyoto 794 while the shogunates were established elsewhere


area around Kyoto + Nara

current but very old and classical name for original Yamato heartland area

MoF okurasho

MoF's original name Great Storehouse Ministry

the fiscal function dates back to the Nara Period and the 8th century or earlier

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