Kojiki ("Record of old Matters") is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, courting from the early eighth century (711-2) and composed through O no Yasumaro on the request of Empress Gemmei. The Kojiki is a suite of myths in regards to the starting place of the 4 domestic islands of Japan, and the Kami. in addition to the Nihon Shoki, the myths inside the Kojiki are a part of the muse in the back of Shinto practices and myths. O no Yasumaro (died August 15, 723) used to be a eastern nobleman, bureaucrat, and chronicler. he's most famed for compiling and modifying, with the help of Hieda no Are, the Kojiki, the oldest extant jap background. Empress Genmei (r. 707-721) charged Yasumaro with the obligation of writing the Kojiki in 711 utilizing some of the extended family chronicles and local myths. It was once comprehensive the next yr in 712. Yasumaro grew to become extended family head in 716, and died in 723.

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