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Unformatted text preview: Japan 09-26 - A mirror made of bronze - They learnt this from Korean and Chinese examples- The mirror is the symbol of the sun(round, bronze, shines)- Symbols of fertility(the fruits, strips of cloth)- Three Kami ancestors of three prominent family groups in ancient Japan Nakatomi clan: members of this clan were the priests of ancient Japan. They engaged in purification ceremonies and rituals of various kinds Imibe clan: these people were the abstainers Sarume clan: passed hereditary rights to their daughters They were the priestess and shamans The Kami laughed as Sarume was dancing and singing; Amaterasu out of curiosity went out of her cave and was dragged outside by the (man strength of hand). - Amaterasu gives imperial power to her grandson(Ninigi)- Amaterasu asks her grandson to descend to the earth- Ninigi descends with three regalia: the bronze mirror, an iron sword, and a...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EALC 110g taught by Professor Hayden during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07