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History of Japan

The Asuka period (飛鳥時代 Asuka jidai?), sometimes called Suikochō-jidai ("period of the Suiko court"), was a time in the history of Japan which lasted from around 538 through about 710.[1] There is some overlap with the Kofun period which came before. There is also some overlap with the Nara period which comes after.

The Asuka period is named after the Asuka region, about 25 km south to the modern city of Nara.



Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Asuka-jidai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 59.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hall. John Whitney. (1991). Japan: From Prehistory to Modern Times, p. 538.
  3. Brown, Delmer. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 266; Osaka City website: Osaka, history
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 56.
  5. Japan Mint Museum Wado Kaichin; retrieved 2012-4-29.

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