The Nara Period marks the highest influence of Chinese culture in Japan. During this period a clan imposed centralized authority in Japan, influenced by the Tang, also they imposed the equal field system, Confucian and Buddhist support and moved the capital to Nara. Nara was modeled after the Chinese city of Chang'an. However during this period Japan still maintained their culture as well, for example their stilled observed Shinto, the indigenous religion. The Nara Period receives concepts 3.2 for continuing Chinese culture in Japan.