Tag Archives: Nara

Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7

Ross Bender’s Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7 is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon: https://www.createspace.com/5981677 This is the third in a projected five-volume translation of Shoku Nihongi for the years 749-770. Also available are The … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Todaiji Recreated with LEGOs, Pop-Up Style

While many of us cherish our Nanoblock replicas of Tokyo Tower and Shirakawa-go, LEGO-builder Tapalz recreates Japanese historical buildings on a far larger and more complicated scale: his models fold into a neat case and “pop up” like pictures in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Beer-Can Takatori Castle

NPOs Hojin Juminno Chikara, Amanokawa Jikkoiinkai and Takatoricho Ikku Jichikai have taken the Guinness World Record for largest aluminum can sculpture with their beer-can replica of Nara’s Takatori Castle. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed on August 28, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications for “Japan’s Oldest Archive: A Workshop on the Shosoin”

With generous support from the Princeton University Humanities Council, Graduate School, East Asian Studies Program, Buddhist Studies Workshop, and Religion Department we are pleased to announce that “Japan’s Oldest Archive: A Workshop on the Shosoin” will be held at Princeton … Continue reading

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