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Mid Term notes: (STUDY THE SHRINES) Format of Mid-term: -Map: identify the names of the islands that make up japan, these cities on the map(Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kyoto, Nara, and Ise), Also where the major shrines are. -10 multiple choice questions -One short essay on chapter 4(Shrines) Sakura-(Cherry trees) The viewing of these trees is called the Hanami. Most famous is the somei-yoshino sakura. Ume(boshi)-pickled Japanese plums. Yayoi People(300B.C.-300A.D)- Brought in influence from China. Most significant being wet-paddy rice fields. Copper and Iron also introduced. Emperor Jimmu- Decendant of the Sun Goddess(Amaterasu Omikami). First sovereign of Japan. Ruled during the Jomon Period( 660B.C- 585 B.C) The legend states that he was born in Kyushu and aspired to conquer Yamato region on Honshu. This conincides with the migration of Yayoi culture from Kyushu to Yamato. Edward Sylvester Morse- U.S. born Zoologist. Discovered the Omori Shell mounds(burial mounds of emperors, contained architectural remains) near Tokyo Izanagi no Kami+ Izanami no Kami- The first gods Kunitokotachi and Amenominakanushi summoned two divine beings into existence, the male Izanagi and the female Izanami, and charged them with creating the
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first land. To help them do this, Izanagi and Izanami were given a spear decorated with jewels, named Ame-no-nuboko (heavenly spear). The two deities then went to the bridge between heaven and earth, Ame-no-ukihashi ("floating bridge of heaven"), and churned the sea below with the spear. When drops of salty water fell from the spear, Onogoroshima ("self-forming island") was created. They descended from the bridge of heaven and made their home on the island. Eventually they wished to be married, so they built a pillar called Ame-no-mihashira ("pillar of heaven") and around it they built a palace called Yahiro-dono. Izanagi and Izanami circled the pillar in opposite directions and, when they met on the other side, Izanami spoke first in greeting. Izanagi didn't think that this was the proper thing to do, but they married anyhow. They had two children, Hiruko ("leech-child") and Awashima ("faint island"), but they were born deformed and are not considered deities. They put the children into a boat and set them out to sea, then petitioned the other gods for an answer as to what they did wrong. Basically they should have let Izanagi speak first. SO they re-did the marrage ceremony and Izanagi spoke first. Normal children soon followed. A Rock Cave in the Heavens- After heaven and earth had been separated, two married kami, Izanagi-no-kami and Izanami-no-kami, gave birth to the land of Japan and to various kami of the seas, the rivers, the mountains and the fields. Finally the two gave birth to three specially revered kami: Amaterasu Omikami, Tsukiyomi-no-kami and Susanoo-no-kami. They gave necklace of jewel beads to Amaterasu Omikami and ordered her to govern Takama- no-Hara (the Plain of Heaven), they further ordered Tsukiyomi-no-kami to govern the
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course GOVERNMENT H7 taught by Professor Schirtzer during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Kingsborough.

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