EAST of NARA CITY
In the cosmological explanations of ancient times, it was said that within each of the cardinal directions there is a season. In the east, there is spring.
When you looked out on the eastern region of Nara City from Heijo-kyo, the ancient name for Nara, you would see the direction of spring.
For this reason, the eastern region of Nara to this day uses the slogan “Nara’s Spring” in its public relations activities.