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What was the culture of ancient japan like before cultural influences from china and korea?

just what performed this the particular antediluvian western costume similar. does this kimono also persisted long ago. was their own organized religion shintoisim or anything else. in which does the japanese dialect came from. where by didi the particular early japan originated from.i would like to recognise all these and even more. please make your responses into a sentence and much more.
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"The first group of people arrived to islands we call Japan today 15,000 years ago in the Ice Age. We actually do not know yet exactly where these people are from, but we do know that the facial characteristics were similar to Polynesian people today. They are called Jomon-jin or Jomonians. Although the later Japanese culture is known to be agriculture-based, it wasn't like that in the Jomonian era; they were hunters. (The Jomonian pioneers are said to be the mammoth hunters.) They kept camping and moving as the animals move, until around 5000 BC, that they started to settle down throughout the land and started growing plants. However, since there was no rice-eating culture in this era, they mainly ate beans, nuts (mainly acorns) and barley. The second group of people arrived to Japan in the 2nd to 3rd century A.D from Korean Peninsula. They are called Yayoi-jin or Yayoians. They are the ones who drastically brought the culture from China/Korea, including rice eating habit. Jominians and Yayoians got mixed, and frequently had fights, and gradually the main island became dominated by the children of Yayoians. The Jomonians separated to the northern edge(Hokkaido) and southern edge(Okinawa and Kyushu) of the islands, and the children of northern Jomonians became Ainu people, and the children of southern Jomonians built the Ryukyu Kingdom, where we call Okinawa today. The clothes they were wearing was very simple, singular cloth with a hall in the middle to get the head through, made of hemp fiber. It looked like tunica in the ancient Rome, or poncho in the South America. The so-called ""kimono"" (actually kimono in Japanese simply means ""clothes"") style dress came from China. You might want to note that there is another way to call kimono and it is ""gofuku(呉服)"". It's still a common Japanese term. 服(fuku) means clothes. 呉(go) is the Japanese pronunciation for Chinese Wu Kingdom which existed 229-280 A.D. So interestingly, kimono is called ""Wu-style clothes"" in Japan. The people on the islands had always worshipped the nature and they found thousands of gods and spirits, just like any other primitive religions. It became a little more organized as the small societies were developed throughout the land and they started fighting to seek better places for agriculture. They needed the leader, and the strongest shaman-like one (this person could be a woman) became the Emperor, so the people deified him/her. Japanese language belongs to the Altaic language family. In the same family, there are Turkish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Mongolian and Korean (fyi, ""hun"" from Hungary"" stands for the Huns). Chinese language belongs to Sino-Tibetan language family so originally they are totally different languages. Kanji came from China when the second group arrived, or maybe there was trading between China before that. Anyway kanji is written 漢字 and 漢(kan) is the Japanese pronunciation for Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). By the 7th century, Japanese government mostly organized how to adapt kanji to Japanese language, as I have mentioned Japanese and Chinese are from different language groups, so they could not simply adapt word by word. We do not know about Jomonian culture fully yet, but you might be interested in Ainu or Ryukyu culture because roughly they are said to be the children of Jomonians, the indigenous inhabitants of Japan."
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"Japan foremost shows up inside the famous data involving China and taiwan in about 300 BC. Inwards individuals data this residents associated with Asia were referred to as the “Wa.” This information describe a new Queen branded Pimiko (Himiko) exactly who has a tribal website inside the southwest aspects of Honshu along with Kyushu. In line with the company accounts she were located in a hill-top rated fortress as well as was patiently lay upon by simply one,thousand women. The woman sibling managed communications away from partitions, being a sort of regent. The particular double could possibly have has a combined purpose to be a style of priest-doctor together with hyperlinks towards the character world. It's not at all identified in case your lover ended up being in connection with the gods. Ultimately, Japan emperors would certainly tracing nice directly to the sun's rays Goddess, Amaterasu, which along with her blood brother, have been instrumental inside the design account connected with Japan. "
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