The sequel to the Chronicles of Japan, the Shoku nihongi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which was completed in 797, also contains some tantalizing evidence.
An entry in Shoku nihongi dated 790 consists of a speech made to a person of Paekche descent living in Japan, recalling that the first books transmitted to Japan came from the Korean kingdom of Paekche and that those books facilitated the development of Confucianism and the emergence of literature in Japan.
Shinto, described sometimes as "this-worldly" religion, is indigenous Japanese religious tradition and Kojiki and Nihongi
reflect its basic themes.
After all, from a viewpoint of the editors of Nihongi, tsuchigumo is a certified enemy of the central government.
Indeed, in the world of Nihongi, Nihihayahi suddenly showed up one day to Nagasunehiko's region, just as Haku did in the land of the bathhouse.
28) Shoku Nihongi
(Continued History of Japan), compiled in Chinese, mentions that in 706 C.
Like the rest of the multimedia cast of fashion, music and technology experts contributing to Womb's total club concept, Womb's art director, Kei Nihongi
, is "very cool and totally professional," notes Takahashi.
Professor Beasley begins with the earliest accounts of Japan's history as reflected in the legends expounded by the eighth-century chronicles, the Kojiki ('Record of Ancient Things') and the Nihon Shoki (bynamed Nihongi
, 'The early Days of Japan'), to the arrival of Buddhism in the sixth century.
See SNKBT Shoku Nihongi
1 (Iwanami shoten, 1989), 42-43.
I, on my part, feel a certain kinship with Korea, given the fact that it is recorded in the Shoku Nihongi
(Chronicles of Japan compiled in 797) that the mother of Emperor Kammu (reign 781-806) was of the line of King Muryong (reign 501-523) of the Kingdom of Paekche,'' the emperor said.
For an example of large-scale naturalization of Koreans in the eighth century, see Shoku Nihongi
39 From the information provided by Nihongi
and Michiko Y.