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Age of the Gods: Japanese Creation Stories and the Descendants of Deities

Age of the Gods: Japanese Creation Stories and the Descendants of Deities

Nihon or Nippon is a Chinese pronunciation for the country that was originally called Yamato. As the islands lie to the east of the Asiatic continent, the Chinese called the land sun-origin. This name was further changed by Marco Polo who...

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