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japanese history
Updated: 4/27/2020
japanese history
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  • Izanagi and Izanami were asked to create land by the spirits, so they were given a spear. they plunged the spear into the ocean and as they took the spear out, the water droplets at the end of the spear fell and made islands, such as Japan
  • Izanagi and Izanami settled on this first island and gave birth to all of the islands that now form Japan. They also gave birth to a range of different gods to in habit each of these islands, such as the gods of the trees, winds, rivers and mountains.
  • While giving birth to the god of fire, Izanami died.
  • Izanagi followed her to the Land of the Dead, to bring her back, but she refused so he returned alone.
  • By doing so brought many impurities back to Earth with him. These impurities cause human wrongdoing and suffering.
  • Izanagi washed himself clean, and the water drops that fell from his body became other gods. Japanese legend and mythology states that Amatersu’s grandson, Jimmu, became the first Japanese emperor.
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