Updated at 2022-03-20
Tenpyo was an era in Japan between 729 and 749 A.D. This period marked one of the most prosperous times in the Nara period, as well as the Tang Dynasty in China. Not only did many envoys from Japan arrive in China during this period, Central Asian treasures and world cultures also arrived in Japan via the Silk Road. Patterns popularized in the Tenpyō period were elegant and meticulous, often based on octagonal or diamond shapes or flowers. Hexagonal patterns also commonly appear in Tenpyo fabric patterns.
Flag: The flag of Japan is known as the "Flag of Sun," a red disc centered on a white rectangular banner). The ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the diameter of the red disk is three-fifths of the vertical length, with the center of the red disk aligned with the center of the flag.
National Day: February 11
Area: 377,976 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 125 million
Currency: Japanese Yen
Government: Constitutional monarchy, separation of powers