RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Kofun, Yamato People, Emperor Jimmu

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Japan as the land of the rising sun- discussed in korean history. Unified chain of islands- about the size of california. Pottery (same as what we saw in korea) Pottery that you would receive sake in. In period before himiko, tribes were constantly warring, but himiko was able to bring them together, and reinstate peace. Himiko is the older sister, has the authority, but her younger brother does the ruling, interacts with populace etc. Relationship between wa and china (tributary state) Keyhole tombs- have the shape of a keyhole. Similar to tombs in china, archeologists can make guesses about social life at the time. Rows of haniwa in keyhole shape, go around the outline of the shape. Rows on rows of haniwa, each row marks the entrance of a more sacred space. Horse rider theory: two kinds of society exists, the hunting gathering and the technological society, building of massive tombs. Didn"t naturally evolve must have come from somewhere else.

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