During the eighth century C.E., there was a significant change in Japanese construction techniques and architectural styles. A. Chinese architectural styles had influenced traditional Japanese architecture long before eighth-century Japanese rulers decided to create larger cities. B. As religious ideas changed, it no longer was acceptable to construct buildings out of materials that required constant replacement. C. Several factors complicated the architectural change, but a compromise system that considered both traditional and practical needs was eventually developed. D. Before the eighth century, the palaces of the elite were relatively simple structures that could be easily built, repaired, and replaced. E. Rulers' desire for grand palaces conflicted with the expense of having multiple courts, which they also wanted, but a compromise was achieved in the eighth century. F. Many areas in Japan were quick to adopt the changes in architectural styles, while other areas were more reluctant.