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  • In the beginning heaven and earth started to separate. Izanagi and Izanami decided to make a floating land that was on the ocean.When Izanagi withdrew his spear drops fell from it's point. This created the islands of Japan.   
  • Go, down to the earth! You are banished from the heavens. 
  • The Gods struggled for power. The Sun Goddess loved and cared for everyone and everything around her. But, the Storm God, her brother, was rude and fierce. He ruined his sister's rice crops.
  • Two Generations Later...
  • The sister got so upset that she decided to leave and go hide in a cave. With out the Sun Goddess the heavens and the earth went black. 
  • When the Sun Goddess finally came out, by the Gods bringing here a beautiful bronze mirror, she told the other Gods about what the Storm God has been up to. The Gods were irritated and sent to Storm God to the Earth. The Storm God's descendants lived on the Japanese islands.
  • Many years later, the Sun Goddess sent her grandson Ninigi to go and rule the island of Honshu. Then, two generations later, Ninigi's grandson Jimmu conquered the Storm God's descendants. He then became the first emperor of Japan. 
  • Now, the jewel, the sword, and the mirror are symbols of the emperor's power. 
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