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




great peace irregular reading of daiwa

original Japanese state now the literary and classical name for Japan


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


peacefulness harmony

classical name for Japan Yamato written daiwa great harmony but read Yamato


area around Kyoto + Nara

current but very old and classical name for original Yamato heartland area


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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