Tag Archives: Shinto

The Nara Period – The Beginnings of the Classical Era in Japan

Nara Period The Nara Period – a time in classic Japan’s ancient history, ran through the years 710 to 794 AD. It was also when Empress Genmei established Heijo Kyo[... ]

Who Was the God the Samurai Worshipped?

The God the Samurai Worshipped Also known as Yahata no kami, the name Hachiman can be traced back to a prehistoric place in Kyushu. It means “God of Eight Banners”.[... ]

The Most Remarkable Japanese Mythology and Legends

Japanese Mythology The mythology of Japan has an epic history (including that of the Samurai!), beginning from 2,000 years ago. It embraces two major religious traditions, the Shinto and Buddhist[... ]