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Nara Archaeological Heritage Community

People and Organizations Collaborating with the Foundation

Nara, the birthplace of Japan, has many old tombs and ruins of capitals and religious sites, making it a treasure trove of Japan’s archaeological history. We introduce people below who are transmitting the fun of visiting Nara’s ruins and ancient tombs to the world as activities of the archaeological heritage community of Nara.


November 29, 2019: Special Tour “Katsuragi Kodo Road” (planned)
Nara Bunka Soken and the Foundation will host a tour of visiting many ruins, tombs, temples, and shrines along the old Katsuragi Kodo road in Gose-shi, southern Nara.


Yucho Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Yucho Shuzo, based in Gose-shi, Nara, is a long-established Japanese sake brewery founded in 1719. With coexistence and co-prosperity with agriculture, Yucho is focusing on brewing sake without filtration and adding water, based on low-polished rice produced in Nara.


Nara Bunka Soken 
Hidekazu Yoshioka, Executive Producer Nara Bunka Soken creates harmony between people, history and nature through history-related foods, tours and lectures.

Office Kawamoto
Saeko Kawamoto (Sakura Kyokudo), Singer & Storyteller
Ms. Kawamoto was born in Nara, grew up in Nara, loves Nara, and tells historical stories about the old Nara. Join her to learn more about Nara’s history with her live storytelling and songs.

Sahoyama Salon
Akihiko Okamoto, Representative
Sahoyama is located northern Nara, and the place where nobles including the famous Man’yo-poet Otomo-no Yakamochi had mansions and loved poetry during the Nara Period. Sahoyama Salon is instituted as an art and culture salon in this Saho district.

Aogaki Publishing/Wa-no-Kuni Bookseller
Tadayoshi Tsurui, CEO/Representative
After retiring from the Nara Shimbun in 1999, Mr . Tsurui established a publisher and has been publishing and selling books related to ancient history of Nara for 20 years. When being a newspaper journalist he felt a strong impression when relics were excavated really which are descrived in the Nihon Shoki, an official historical record of Japan. That impression drives him since then.