CHRONOLOGY

645 Great Reform 'taika' elevates Yamato kings to emperors on a centralising Chinese 'Decree of Heaven' model
c 250 Local monarchies compete reducing down to the Yamato court in Nara during the Kofun Period c 250 - c 650

 

GLOSSARY

Yamato great peace irregular reading of daiwa original Japanese state now the literary and classical name for Japan
yamatonchu they the Yamato people mainlanders soto Okinawan dialect for Yamato folk not our folk vs uchinanchu cf Yamato
Asuka Period characteristic art and architecture 592 - 710 a Yamato imperial court formed in the Asuka Region a strong Chinese influence
heiwa peacefulness harmony classical name for Japan Yamato written daiwa great harmony but read Yamato
Kinki area around Kyoto + Nara current but very old and classical name for original Yamato heartland area
uchinanchu uchi our Okinawan people Okinawans Okinawan dialect for our folk against Yamato folk vs yamatonchu, soto cf uchi
Yasukuni Shrine for the enshrinement of the war dead in State Shinto militarised religion for the Yamato Empire against Christian Powers cf izoku no kai

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