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History of Asia (new & free book)

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Japanese History: Nara Period

The Nara period lasted from 710 to 794 CE. This was the time when Japan’s capital was in Heijo-kyo, or present-day Nara. This would become Japan’s first permanent capital city. Prior to this, a new capital was built for each Japanese Emperor. This was likely due to the concept of impurity we mentioned in the […]

Japanese Mythology: The Disappearance of the Sun

Susanoo, the kami of the seas, was neglecting his duties and cried about how he longed to see his mother, Izanami, in the underworld. So, his father, Izanagi, sent him to go live in the underworld. Prior to leaving, Susanoo decided to visit his sister, Amaterasu, to say goodbye. She knew of Susanoo’s reputation as […]

Japan’s History: Heian Period

Following the political reforms of the Nara Period, the Heian Period marks the era in which Japan’s capital stayed in Heian-kyo (modern-day Kyoto). This period lasted from 794-1185 CE. While scholars disagree as to why exactly the capital was moved from Nara to Heian-kyo, a common theory posits that Emperor Kanmu wished to escape the […]

The Japanese History: The Fabled Sword Kusanagi

At the coronation of each Japanese Emperor, they are presented with three items that serve as proof of the Emperor’s divinity. These items are known as the Imperial Regalia. They consist of the jewel Yasakani no Magatama from the contest between Amaterasu and Susanoo mentioned above, the mirror Yata no Kagami that was used to […]

The Japanese Creation Myth

Before there was land, the world was covered by an enormous sea. There were two kami (god or spirit) siblings named Izanagi and Izanami. These names translate literally into “he who invites” and “she who invites,” respectively. They received orders from the other kami to solidify the shape of the Earth. Together, they thrust a […]

Japanese History: The Ainu

To the north, lived another distinctly separate group of people from both the Yayoi and the Jomon People. While they may not have a lasting impact on the Jomon and Yayoi, their culture is unique, fascinating, and certainly deserves to be mentioned here. These people are known as the Ainu. The Ainu inhabited Japan’s northern […]