Japanese history

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Space and Religion in Japan

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Hi, today I’m back with a new video about religions (dah…), Japanese religions and the very charming way in which space is conceived and organized; in particular, I will chat about the dynamic between ta (the rice field), sato (the village) and yama (the mountain), domain of the supernatural powers!

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History of Tohoku
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History of Tōhoku

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Given its particular location, the Tōhoku region has an interesting history that slightly differs from the rest of the Japanese archipelago. We can start tracing its history beginning with the Jōmon 縄文 period (from about 12,000 BC to about 300 BC); in this time, in Tōhoku area as in other part of Japan, we have a predominance of such activities as gathering, hunting and fishing, also due to the climate warming of the era.

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