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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Ancient Japan Quiz Reply with quote
(If everyone jumped off the bridge at Yodogawa would you? Apparently so...)

I think we know the drill, so here it goes:

Question #1: What was the first Japanese capital known to have its streets laid out in a grid pattern based on the Chinese model?

A. Asuka-kyo
B. Fujiwara-kyo
C. Nagaoka-kyo
D. Heijo-kyo
E. Heian-kyo
F. To-kyo


If you have an answer, post it. If you have a question, post that! Let's try to keep only 3~4 questions open at a time (if need be we can close unanswered questions). Make sure to number them so people can mark their responses.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Without a doubt, it's Fujiwara-kyo (B).

To-kyo? Laughing

Question #2: Who is the first Emperor or Empress recorded to have been cremated?

A. Jito
B. Go-Shirakawa
C. Himiko
D. Saimei
E. Suiko
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A. Jito

Cremation had been introduced to Japan in 700 CE with the cremation of Dosho, a Buddhist priest. Jito was cremated after her death, about three years later.


Question #3
The saigu was a royal unmarried princess who served at the imperial shrine in Ise. Prior to serving her term, however, she would reside near the capital to prepare. Where did she reside during this purification period?

A. Nonomiya Shrine
B. Kamo Shrine
C. Rokujo Mansion
D. Mt. Hiei
E. Kitanotenmangu Shrine
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Question #3
The saigu was a royal unmarried princess who served at the imperial shrine in Ise. Prior to serving her term, however, she would reside near the capital to prepare. Where did she reside during this purification period?

A. Nonomiya Shrine
B. Kamo Shrine
C. Rokujo Mansion
D. Mt. Hiei
E. Kitanotenmangu Shrine


According to the Tale of Genji Chapter 9 (Aoi) Nonomiya was a temporary shrine built for the purpose of purification on Saga Moor.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Correct!

Here's a quick one for folks:

Qustion #4
What were the 8 circuits of ancient Japan?


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