Japanese Civilization

According to legend, Japan—also called the Land of the Rising Sun—was founded in the 7th century BC. JC by the mythical Emperor Jinmu Tennō (神武天皇), the great-great-great-grandson of the goddess of the Sun Amaterasu, sister of Tsukuyomi (god of the Moon) and of Susanoo (god of the Storm) .

A legend of Shinto origin which is particularly linked to Japanese mythology. Shintoism is one of the oldest known religions in Japan.

Myths, as well as famous gods in Japan such as Izanagi and Izanami, who would have presided over the creation of the world and of Japan.

Regarding the archaeological part, research has shown that Japan was populated from the Upper Paleolithic period (approximately 45,000 to 12,000 years before our era), with the discovery of pottery among the oldest in the world and dating back to 13,000 Before our era.

Nevertheless, Japan seems to have started to organize itself only from the Yayoi period (about 800-400 BC to 250 AD). The Kofun period followed, when several Japanese emperors built burial mounds (called “Kofun”) in order to be buried there. A tumulus such as the Kofun Daisenryō which is considered the largest tomb in the world and which was built in the 5th century AD on a funerary complex of no less than 460,000 m²!

Thus, over the centuries, Japan has been able to develop a rich and unique culture that shines today throughout the world.

Its fascinating mythology, its art, its architecture or even its way of thinking or living are, I find, just fascinating!

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