660 bce beginning of imperial line too early ce 300

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660 BCE = beginning of imperial line?Too early CE 300 is more accurate( end of Yayoi period)-1. Archaeological evidence: 660 BCE= Jomon Japan- Political organization could not have been so sophisticated-2. Chinese records:o57 CE mission from Japan ( land of Wa) to China:oJapan existed as 100 tribal clans or Himiko李李李 or Pimiko = first historical figure in Japan-200 – 250CE: Himiko(Shamaness) as ruler of Xiematai-Xiematai= Yamatai= Yamato?-李李李李李 Han (china) endorsed king of state of dwarvesChinese records:Yamatai = kingdom in Japan with woman ruler Himiko( Pimiku), ruling over 30 kingdoms-China gave her a gold seal and 100 mirrors-Himiko was served by 1000 palace women; 100 men guarded her palace; 1 man looked after her food, clothing, communication-Succeeded by a man, who was thrown out and replaced by a 16 year old girlWhere was Yamatai?-Chinese records : Yamatai on Kyushu Island:oThere were political centers other than Yamato-Kojiki ( 712) and Nihon soki(720) : Yamatai = Yamato Plains( Nara in Honshu Island)Empress- Consort Jingu李李李李(c.200)-Her son = 15themperor-Was she Himiko?-Version before 1945: Delayed childbirth for 3 years to conquer Korean kingdoms-Version after 1945: horse-rider theory: Korean immigrants to Japan founded Yamato lineEmpress-Consort Jingu 李李李李 on Meiji moneyMeiji李李 11 1yen
Current views:-660 BCE : too early for Jimmu to have founded Yamato state-300 – 500 CE Japan= oTribal military organizations with lineage clans(uji), each with ownkamisoYamato uji was supported by other ujis throught marriage, economic, and military tiesYayoi李李 (300 BCE – CE 300)To yamato state 李李 (300 – 700 CE)-Kofun李李(ancient tombs) or uji culture-Political organization:-Uji(aristocrati military clans)oYamato(became the ruling familyoSogaoFujiwaraoMarriage, military, economic, religious ties with other ujiYamato = 李李-Wo/wa( dwarf)Tomb/Kofun, Uji/earlyYamato periods, 300- 600 CE-Archaeological remains of uji/tomb period:-Uji leaders buried in tombs ( kofun = ancient tombs)-Yamato tombs = imperial tombs ( Yamato = ruling family)-Tomb objects: haniwaUwanabe KofunSaki Kofun GoupKey- hole burial mound of Emperor Nintoku ( early 5 th c) in OsakaVast earth- mound tombsMaruhakayama tom 62 feet hightKofun artifacts -Bronze mirror with design of divinitiesGilt Bronze shoes and bronze crownKofun tomb: Glass plate and glass bowl from the silk routLife and death in Japan as seen from TakamatsuzukaMurals ( ca. 700 CE)Soga family
From Korea’s Paekche:-First to embrace Buddhism-Chinese learning and Confucian culture ffrom Korea’s Kaya(silla)-In control of iron supply and iron productionIn Japan:-Supported Yamato uji-Marriage relationship with Yamato rulersSuiko Tenno 李李李李 ( r. 593 – 628)-Her nephew was-Prince Shotoku 李李李李 574 – 662 = greatest statesman of Yamato Japan-Whose mother came from the Soga familyoEmperor/ EmperorAug 10th2015-Japan’s dualistic government1.Uninterrupted imperial line2.Changes in representatives of the emperor who controlled the governmentRegents:Soga family

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