Old-World Japan

Old-World Japan

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HISTORY and mythology, fact and fable, are closely interwoven in the texture of Japanese life and thought; indeed, it is within relatively recent years only that exact comparative criticism has been able, with some degree of accuracy, to divide the one from the other. The accounts of the God-period contained in the Kojiki and the Nihongi--Records of Ancient Matters- compiled in the eighth century of the Christian era-profess to outline the events of the vast cycles of years from the time of Ame-no-mi-naka-nushi-no-kami's birth in the Plain of High Heaven, -when the earth, young and like unto floating oil, drifted about medusa-like,- to the death of the Empress Suiko, A.D. 628.show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 145.15g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507820976
  • 9781507820971