• Ancient Japan

  • An Enthralling Overview of Ancient Japanese History, Starting from the Jomon Period to the Heian Period
  • By: Enthralling History
  • Narrated by: Hank Hart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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By: Enthralling History
Narrated by: Hank Hart
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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that the first novel in the world was produced by a Japanese noblewoman?

Back in ancient times, the Japanese depended on Chinese characters (kanji) to write all sorts of documents and manuscripts, ranging from official letters to census records and poetry. It was only during the Heian period (794–1185 CE) that they began to create their very own writing system known today as kana.

The history of ancient Japan is filled with interesting events that involved many influential and legendary figures. However, some of the accounts were also infused with Japanese myths, which might make it difficult for curious readers to distinguish between facts and legends.

But you can safely put your concern aside. With this new Enthralling History book, you will discover an array of information and stories of the ancient Japanese, starting from the prehistoric era up until the Heian period, which saw the birth of the first samurai warriors.

Here’s just a small fraction of what you’ll discover:

  • How the Jomon period earned its name and the impressive designs of early Japanese pottery.
  • How rice cultivation first arrived in Japan and the transition into a more civilized society.
  • The legendary kingdom of Yamatai and how it rose to power.
  • The unique-looking kofun tombs and legends behind the persons interred within them.
  • Vicious wars and assassinations of powerful figures in the imperial court.
  • Interesting myths and the origins of Shinto, an indigenous Japanese religion.
  • The flourishing culture and architecture of ancient Japan and the arrival of Buddhism.
  • The bloody conflicts between the two earliest samurai clans.

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