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Feudal Japan. The Creation. A mythical story is told about the beginnings of Japan. Long ago the islands of Japan did not even exist, only ocean. A god and goddess looked down from the heavens above and saw a long, colorful rainbow streaking over the ocean. The Creation.
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Medieval Japan

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The Creation A legendary story is told about the beginnings of Japan. Long back the islands of Japan did not in any case exist, just sea. A divine being and goddess looked down from the sky above and saw a long, bright rainbow streaking over the sea.

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The Creation The rainbow framed an awe inspiring scaffold and the god and goddess chose to stroll crosswise over it. Stopping in the focal point of this extend of shading, the god brought down his jeweled lance into the sea.

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The Creation He twirled the lance around and around and lifted it from the water. Small water drops tumbled from the tip of the lance, and as they hit the sea, they transformed into land.

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The First Emperor The god and goddess plummeted to their recently made land where the goddess brought forth Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun. Her extraordinary, awesome grandson is thought to be Jimmu, author of Japan\'s illustrious family.

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The First Emperor Every ruler of Japan, from Jimmu\'s an ideal opportunity to present day, have been specifically identified with Jimmu and along these lines, a relative of the divine beings.

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Three Treasures Jimmu conveyed with him the confirmation he expected to check his perfect family line. Three fortunes, passed on by the divine beings, were dependably to be kept possessing Japan\'s rulers. With this confirmation, nobody would ever question that Japan\'s sovereigns were really identified with the divine beings.

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Three Treasures The main fortune was a reflect that had a place with the sun goddess, speaking to the ruler\'s connection with the divine beings.

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Three Treasures The following fortune was an exceptional sword, speaking to the ruler\'s quality.

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Three Treasures The third fortune was a gem, said to really have been stepped of paradise, speaking to the considerable insight the sovereign has.

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Battles with Ainu Jimmu picked up control of Japan around 660 BC. He effectively fought against an alternate race of individuals who initially lived in Japan.

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Battles with Ainu These individuals looked not the same as present day Japanese individuals. They were tall, white cleaned, and whiskery. Jimmu vanquished these individuals he called bushy brutes, and got to be head and sole leader of Japan.

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A Lasting Heritage Jimmu was undoubtedly a genuine individual. The legendary beginnings of Japan is a story still delighted in by the Japanese, however the genuine connection of the sovereign to the divine beings was repudiated by the head of Japan, Hirohito, after WWII.

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A Lasting Heritage Emperor Hirohito\'s legacy can, notwithstanding, be followed straightforwardly back to Jimmu, the principal ruler of Japan. Ruler Hirohito passed on in 1989, and today his child is the head of Japan.

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Shinto The Japanese religion of Shinto existed all through the nation since the early times of Jimmu. The conviction that spirits existed in all things, living or not, was a piece of the religion.

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Shinto At the heart of Shinto are the kami, or celestial spirits. The kami are accepted to supervise human life and the methods for the world, bringing either favorable luck or turmoil.

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Shinto Some kami are the spirits of precursors. In Shinto\'s most punctual days, every tribe regarded its hereditary kami. Other kami are the profound powers in nature and the earth.

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Shinto Kami are respected at hallowed places. The principal places of worship were open air spots-maybe an extensive shake or tree-where individuals brought offerings of blooms or grain.

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Shinto Later, sanctums were encased in structures encompassed by excellent finishing. Numerous families have a little hallowed place in their homes or in their greenhouses.

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Shinto When entering a hallowed place range, guests go through a door called the torii. Past the door is a stone water bowl. Visitors flush their hands to filter themselves before entering the place of worship range.

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Shinto After making an offering, the individual petitions God for unique needs: a youngster\'s wellbeing, great harvests, or accomplishment on a venture. Leaving offerings for these spirits could help one in angling, cultivating, or fighting.

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