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27 07, 2017

Early Japanese religion

By |2018-04-18T09:53:58-07:00July 27th, 2017|Japan, Religion|0 Comments

Ujigami Shinto Shrine (Japan, 1300s AD) The earliest people in Japan probably brought with them ancient religious ideas from Africa. They used red ochre to bury dead people, for example. By the time Japanese writers wrote books describing their religion in the 700s AD (the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki), these early ideas had developed into Shintoism. [...]

27 07, 2017

Yamato period – Early Medieval Japan

By |2018-10-09T10:04:28-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

Yamato Japan: Haniwa seated woman from a kofun tomb, possibly a Shinto religious leader (ca. 500 AD) From Yayoi to Yamato By the end of the Yayoi period (Japan's Iron Age) in 250 AD, there was probably an emperor in Japan. But the real power still lay with the rulers of many different city-states. The emperor couldn't really tell [...]

27 07, 2017

Taika period – Early Medieval Japan

By |2018-04-18T09:53:56-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan, Where|0 Comments

Court attendants (Takamatsuzuka Tomb, ca. 600s AD) Now that Japan had declared independence from China, Empress Suiko and her successors built a new government for Japan. They wanted Japan's government to be just as good as China's government. Empress Suiko ruled for 35 years before she died in 628 AD. Prince Shotoku had already died six years [...]