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Kojiki ( 古事記 , "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters") , also known as Furukotofumi , [1] is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan , dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei . [2] The Kojiki is a collection of tales concerning the origin of the islands of Japan, and the Kami . Along with the Nihon Shoki , the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual. [3] [4] [5] [6]

The Kojiki contains various songs/poems. While the historical records and myths are written in a form of Chinese with a heavy mixture of Japanese elements, the songs are written with Chinese characters that are only used to convey sounds. This special use of Chinese characters is called Man'yōgana , a knowledge of which is critical to understanding these songs, which are written in Old Japanese .

The Kojiki is divided into three parts: the Kamitsumaki ( 上巻 , "first volume" ) , the Nakatsumaki ( 中巻 , "middle volume") and the Shimotsumaki ( 下巻 , "lower volume") .

Kojiki ( 古事記 , "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters") , also known as Furukotofumi , [1] is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan , dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei . [2] The Kojiki is a collection of tales concerning the origin of the islands of Japan, and the Kami . Along with the Nihon Shoki , the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual. [3] [4] [5] [6]

The Kojiki contains various songs/poems. While the historical records and myths are written in a form of Chinese with a heavy mixture of Japanese elements, the songs are written with Chinese characters that are only used to convey sounds. This special use of Chinese characters is called Man'yōgana , a knowledge of which is critical to understanding these songs, which are written in Old Japanese .

The Kojiki is divided into three parts: the Kamitsumaki ( 上巻 , "first volume" ) , the Nakatsumaki ( 中巻 , "middle volume") and the Shimotsumaki ( 下巻 , "lower volume") .

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Kojiki (古事記, " Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from ...

16.01.2018  · The Kojiki , translated by Basil Hall Chamberlain , [1919], full text etext at sacred-texts.com

The Kojiki (' Record of Ancient Things') is the oldest book of Japanese history and the oldest text of any kind from Japan. Compiled...

Kojiki ( 古事記 , "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters") , also known as Furukotofumi , [1] is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan , dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei . [2] The Kojiki is a collection of tales concerning the origin of the islands of Japan, and the Kami . Along with the Nihon Shoki , the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual. [3] [4] [5] [6]

The Kojiki contains various songs/poems. While the historical records and myths are written in a form of Chinese with a heavy mixture of Japanese elements, the songs are written with Chinese characters that are only used to convey sounds. This special use of Chinese characters is called Man'yōgana , a knowledge of which is critical to understanding these songs, which are written in Old Japanese .

The Kojiki is divided into three parts: the Kamitsumaki ( 上巻 , "first volume" ) , the Nakatsumaki ( 中巻 , "middle volume") and the Shimotsumaki ( 下巻 , "lower volume") .

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Kojiki ( 古事記 , "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters") , also known as Furukotofumi , [1] is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan , dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei . [2] The Kojiki is a collection of tales concerning the origin of the islands of Japan, and the Kami . Along with the Nihon Shoki , the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual. [3] [4] [5] [6]

The Kojiki contains various songs/poems. While the historical records and myths are written in a form of Chinese with a heavy mixture of Japanese elements, the songs are written with Chinese characters that are only used to convey sounds. This special use of Chinese characters is called Man'yōgana , a knowledge of which is critical to understanding these songs, which are written in Old Japanese .

The Kojiki is divided into three parts: the Kamitsumaki ( 上巻 , "first volume" ) , the Nakatsumaki ( 中巻 , "middle volume") and the Shimotsumaki ( 下巻 , "lower volume") .

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Kojiki (古事記, " Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from ...

16.01.2018  · The Kojiki , translated by Basil Hall Chamberlain , [1919], full text etext at sacred-texts.com

The Kojiki (' Record of Ancient Things') is the oldest book of Japanese history and the oldest text of any kind from Japan. Compiled...

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