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Kusunoki Masashige 楠木 正成 One of the greatest Japanese strategists

Kus2unoki Masashige

Remembered as one of the most important military strategists in the Japanese history, he is also remembered for his enormous courage and full dedication to his emperor for which he risked his life even if he didn't always agree with the orders received.
Kusunoki Masashige 楠木 正 成 was a famous samurai who lived during the Kamakura-jidai (1185-1333) that tried to bring central power back to the hands of the Imperial Court by snatching it from the Minamoto-uji rulers of the Kamakura-bakufu dynasty. A brilliant strategist and tactician, he was the collaborator of the 96th Emperor of Japan Go-Daigo-Tennō.

History, Mauro Piacentini, Kusunoki Masashige

Ishikawa Goemon 石川 五右衛門 He Stole from the Rich to give to the Poor

Ishikawa Goemon 2

One of the most enigmatic and interesting characters in Japanese history. His deeds are mixed between documented real facts and legends that transformed Ishikawa Goemon into the Japanese Robin Hood, the one who stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Lived during the Sengoku-jidai era (1467-1603), Ishikawa Goemon (石川 • 五 右衛門) was a ninja warrior who became a thief that stole gold and precious objects for donated them to the poor.The first historiographic appearances of the character date back to 1642 when in a biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi he is mentioned several times, he was described as an outlaw who stole precious objects, but with a particular characteristic, the gift to the poor of the spoils.

History, Mauro Piacentini, Ishikawa Goemon

Naginatajutsu 長刀 術 Martial Art with the Japanese Spear

naginata3 A martial art a little different from the classic ones but with great charm and following. An ancient Japanese discipline used in war since 712 AD that came to the present day turned into an important sport.
Practiced with Naginata 長刀, a sort of spear that could be compared to European halberds and spears, it is an ancient Japanese discipline that was already practiced in the eighth century after Christ. The origins cannot be traced back to a specific period, but can find the Naginata (the weapon used in this discipline) mentioned in the writings of the Kojiki by O no Yasumaro, published in 712 AD.

History, Mauro Piacentini, Naginatajutsu

Kindai Shakaku Seido 近代社格制度 The modern system for the classification of Shinto shrines

Santuari Giapponesi

Known simply as shakaku 社 格 it's a state system that divides and classifies Shinto shrines ( Shinto is the state religion) as national and other and based on this classification they are treated differently.This classification system is recent, it began to be used after the Meiji Restoration (officially 23 October 1868 even if further studies postpone the beginning of a few years) using as a starting point an important text in Shintoism: the Engishiki 延 喜 式.
This work dates back to the Engi era and was composed between 907 AD. and 927 A.D. It is made up of 50 volumes, of which the first 10 volumes are imperial Shinto regulations (jingi) and the last 40 are criminal and administrative codifications.

Storia, Kindai Shakaku Seido, Mauro Piacentini

Overview on the Origins of Japanese

 hand writing of ancient japanese

 Before going into the historical path of Japanese,  we will illustrate its most important phases, it is useful to take a look at the periods that characterized its birth, development and its affirmation in a country that initially had a spoken language but lack of the written part.

History, Origins of Japanese, Lino D.

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