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The Asuka area, south of Nara, is one of the most historically rich in Japan. Whether originating here or due to migration from Kyushu, the Asuka area became the center around which most of Japan united in early centuries of the "Christian Era". Reliable historical evidence indicates that exchanges between scholars of classic Chinese principles and the more aristocratic members of the Japanese court occurred as early as the mid 6th century. These exchanges not only gave rise to the infusion of technology, religion, and other aspects of Chinese culture, but astronomical calendar reckoning, astrology, and divination as well.



Astronomy Among Ancient Tombs and Relics in Asuka