Sakurai, Nara

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Sakurai (桜井市 Sakurai-shi?) is a ceety in Nara, Japan.

As o 2007, the ceety haed an estimatit population o 63,321 wi a density o 630.01 bodies per km². The total aurie is 98.92 km².

The ceety wis foondit on September 1, 1956.

Sakurai is hame tae Ōmiwa Shrine, traditionally considered ane o the auoldest Shinto shrines in Japan dedicatit tae the god o sake. Sake dealers athort Japan aften hang a wooden sugi ball, made at Ōmiwa Shrine, as a talisman tae the god o sake. It features in Yukio Mishima's novel Runaway Horses.

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