Nihongi

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Nihongi

 

(Nihon Shoki, Chronicles of Japan), a chronicle of the reigns of emperors of Japan from ancient times until 697. It was compiled in 720 and fills 31 volumes. The first two volumes are a collection of Japanese myths and the rest contain chronicles of the reigns of emperors and excerpts from official Japanese records and documents and from Korean chronicles. The last volume, consisting of heraldic records, has been lost. The 40-volume Shoku Nihongi (Continuation of the Chronicles of Japan), covering the period from 697 to 791, contains the same kinds of chronicles as the Nihongi but includes more documents, as well as biographical information about religious and political figures.

PUBLICATIONS

Nihon Shoki (Annals of Japan), vols. 1–3. Edited by Kuroita Katsumi. Tokyo, 1931.
Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times to A.D. 697. Translated by W. G. Aston. London, 1956.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Aston, W.G., Trans., Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the earliest Times to A.D.
(56) Manbok's actions seemingly rescued the mission: the goods, though not specified in Shoku Nihongi, were ultimately accepted, and Japan reciprocated with 30 bolts of Mino coarse silk, 30 bolts of ordinary silk, 200 ku of silk thread, and 300 moji of floss silk.
Shinto, described sometimes as "this-worldly" religion, is indigenous Japanese religious tradition and Kojiki and Nihongi reflect its basic themes.
Nihongi. Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D.
After all, from a viewpoint of the editors of Nihongi, tsuchigumo is a certified enemy of the central government.
Elison also saw in this scene an unconscious response to Fabian's (and Yutei's) insult of the sacred creation myth of goddess Izanami giving birth to the nation of Japan in Nihongi, in similarly vulgar language, presented in MyOtei mondo.
(Nihongi Town, Aichi Prefecture), a grinders-importing unit of the German Walter.
(28) Shoku Nihongi (Continued History of Japan), compiled in Chinese, mentions that in 706 C.E.
The earliest major construction is to be found in the mythical narratives of the eighth century Kojiki and Nihonshoki (or Nihongi).
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