CHRONOLOGY

660 BC

The first Emperor Jimmu's accession dated to 11 Feb 660 BC as the mythical descendent of the Sun Goddess

 

GLOSSARY

Amaterasu Omikami

Sun Goddess

origin myth of Japan maintained in Shinto with the Emperor as the High Priest

Izumo

site of Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane

linked to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami and the foundation of Japan

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