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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