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Yamato (大和) was a province of Japan. It covered the part of Honshū that is present-day Nara Prefecture. Since the Imperial court rose into power there, Yamato came to mean the whole of Japan and in that sense is referred to as "Great Yamato". Image File history File links Japan_prov_map_yamato. ... Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of kuni (国, countries), usually known in English as provinces. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Nara Prefecture ) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ...


Yamato Damashi or the Spirit of Yamato is a phrase used colloquially in a nostalgic way by conservative Japanese to refer to a mysterious Golden Age of Japanese culture when life was simple and people were honest and worked hard. The Kofun period of Japanese history and culture is also sometimes called the Yamato Period by western scholars, since this local chieftainship eventually rose up to become the Imperial Dynasty at the end of the Kofun period. Japanese archaeologists emphasise the fact that in the early half of the Kofun period other regional chieftainships, such as Kibi near modern day Okayama were in close contention for the crown. The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Yamato period. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Yamato period. ... Okayama airport Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan. ...


The Okinawans sometimes use the name to refer to mainland Japan in contrast to Okinawa. In the Okinawan language, Yamato is called "Yamatu". Ryukyuan people (Japanese: 琉球民族, Chinese: 琉球族) are the indigenous people of the Ryūkyū Islands of Japan between the islands of Kyūshū and Taiwan. ... Okinawa redirects here. ... Okinawan (Okinawan Uchinaaguchi) is a Ryukyuan language spoken in Japan on the southern island of Okinawa, as well as the surrounding islands of Kerama, Kume-jima, Tonaki, Aguni, and a number of smaller islands located to the east of the main island of Okinawa. ...


The province of Yamato was the namesake of World War II battleship Yamato. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... Yamato (大和), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ...


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Yamato Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
Yamato Damashi or the Spirit of Yamato is a phrase used colloquially in a nostalgic way by conservative Japanese to refer to a mysterious Golden Age of Japanese culture when life was simple and people were honest and worked hard.
The Kofun period of Japanese history and culture is also sometimes called the Yamato Period by western scholars, since this local chieftainship eventually rose up to become the Imperial Dynasty at the end of the Kofun period.
The province of Yamato was the namesake of World War II battleship Yamato.
Yamato period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1895 words)
The Yamato court's supremacy was challenged throughout the Kofun period at least by another polity centred in the later Bizen and Bitchū provinces in what is now known as Okayama prefecture, and it was only into the 6th century that the Yamato clans could be said to have any major advantage over their neighbouring clans.
Yamato links to the China and the Liu Song Dynasty in 425 and 478 were facilitated by the maritime knowledge and diplomatic connections of Baekje.
The Yamato polity, which emerged by the late 5th century, was distinguished by powerful great clans or extended families, including their dependants.
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