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    Horserider Theory

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    appearance of the archeological break. Ledyard contends that the Paekche Kingdom in the Korean Peninsula was founded by the Puyeo refugees from Manchuria between 352 and 372; and immediately thereafter, the Puyeo warriors reached the sea, boarded boats, and founded the Yamato Kingdom. By reviewing the residents of the Peninsula around fourth century, and crisis in Thalassocracy, Ledyard demonstrates that Mimaki and his friends were not "horseriders”, but rather wise alien leaders who established the rule and an early state in Japan. The state was a product of an agricultural and commercial environment, so Mimaki's rule was not based on military conquest, which is supported by the facts that traditions associated with him in the Kojiki and Nihon shoki give no hint of such an atmosphere. However, the original horserider theory of Egami and updated model by Ledyard are facing strong criticisms, not only for nationalism reasons, but mostly for three academic reasons: the assumption of a backward agricultural society, arbitrary line between periods and selective use of evidences. First, the assumption that characterizing agricultural peoples as pacific and equestrians as warlike does not hold. Second, Egami and his followers wrongly created an arbitrary historical break by comparing Early and Late materials without noticing the transitional nature of the Middle phase. Evidence from the horse-related artifacts such as horse gear also suggest a gradual change but not a break…

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    Shinto Influence

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    Its importance is based off of its complete instant historical record of ancient Japan. Under the editorial administration of Prince Toneri and with the collaboration of Ō no Yasumaro dedicated to Empress Genshō the book was finalised and completed in 720. The Rikkokushi, the Six National Histories. - The Rikkokushi is compiled of Japan's six national histories including Nihon Shoki and Shoku Nihongi archiving the mythology as well as the history of Japan from the earliest times till 887.…

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    Essay On Shintoism

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    choose to mix these two religions together and follow it. It is an ancient Japanese religion that worships a mass number of god’s known as Kami, the Kami’s are not a singular being instead it is the essences of multiple things of nature, animals, places, and even people. The name Shinto comes from the name Kami no Michi, which the translation is “Way of the Kami”. In Shinto, it does not have any written teachings or a founder, instead how it is taught is by the rituals and through the passing…

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