Nihongi

[[ Reading ]] ➹ Nihongi Author Ō no Yasumaro – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 850 pages
  • Nihongi
  • Ō no Yasumaro
  • English
  • 12 November 2018
  • 0804836744

About the Author: Ō no Yasumaro

Yasumaro was a Japanese nobleman and chronicler of folklore and myth who is most remembered for his work on the Kojiki, and his likely work on the Nihon, both of which were early Japanese chronicles of folklore, mythology and the Japanese creation myth.


NihongiNihongi Is An Account Of The Story Of Japan, Focusing On The Influence Of Buddhism And The Advanced Culture Of China, Which Entered Japan Via Korea

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10 thoughts on “Nihongi

  1. Lee says:

    Things I have learned, so far 1 Reading this goes a lot faster if you skip the footnotes.2 A lot of this material is already in the Kojiki Seriously, I ve read the Kojiki and I don t think I would have missed very much by not reading this.3 This translation is so old that the dirty bits totally innocuous by today s standards, btw are in Latin Thankfully, I know Latin D

  2. Myridian says:

    Wow This was almost unreadable Part of me feels obligated to give it a higher star rating just because the preservation of the earliest known Japanese history is worthy regardless of whether it s enjoyable to read But I just couldn t Perhaps this is an expression pf my Western bias, but I was expecting something akin to a coherent narrative Instead what I got was the fact that gods sprang out of everything initially, and then a listing of the heritages of every emperor There were sketched Wow This was almost unreadable Part of me feels obligated to give it a higher star rating just because the preservation of the earliest known Japanese history is worthy regardless of whether it s enjoyable to read But I just couldn t Perhaps this is an expression pf my Western bias, but I was expecting something akin to a coherent narrative Instead what I got was the fact that gods sprang out of everything initially, and then a listing of the heritages of every emperor There were sketched out lists of facts of this individual traveling somewhere, the people they conquered and exacted tribute from, and attempts at rebellion, all quickly put down I was able to glean a little of what was valued by the monarchy but not in any way that made it worth continuing the torture of this 800 pg monster Again, I m glad it exists But I m also not enough of a historian to want to read it

  3. Celio says:

    Very dense.

  4. Sarah says:

    This was absolutely astounding Much like The Kojiki but it wasdetailed It also dealtwith the Emperors and their line after about the first 100 pages I learned a lot reading this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Japanese culture.

  5. Monica says:

    It s a difficult book, indeed.I tried so many times to read all Japanese name without get bored.But at least, it s a must have book to all Japanese mania.The story is perfect to told about ancient Japan and the tradition among them.