Epidemics in the Nara Period

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5m 00s
Broadcast on January 14, 2021 Available until January 14, 2024

A popular Japanese tourist spot, the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple, is said to be constructed because of a major outbreak of smallpox. Dr. ISO explains why it occurred in the Nara period (710-794).

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