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, city (1990 pop. 349,349), capital of Nara prefecture, S Honshu, Japan. An ancient cultural and religious center, it was founded in 706 by imperial decree and was modeled after Chang'an (see Xi'an), the capital of T'ang China.
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Examples include the advanced seismic isolation found in the five-story pagoda of Horyu-ji temple, the worlds oldest wooden building, originally built in Nara in 607.
One article also discusses some of the Central Asian silks preserved in the Horyu-ji temple in Japan.
In the Horyu-ji treasure annex building, I saw an unsettlingly lifelike heavy-lidded kannon.