The Nippon people are primarily Sino 98% to 99% and 2% Sakhlin/Aino or less than 2%. The is a mixture of about .05% Maylay in their/our/my DNA as well! The culture of the Nippon/Japanese can be traced through successive waves from Asia. The 3 main waves: Korea before the 3 Kingdoms of Pacheka, Silla, and Kogaryu. The Tang Dynasty from the 5th Century to the 8th or 9th Century when the Tang Dynasty collapsed. Kyoto ther Ancient Capital of Nippon is an exact copy of the Capital of the Tang Dynasty called Shang An (Chang An) and after the Kyoto renassaince was moved to Edo at modern day Tokyo. The word Karate actually means China Hand or Tang Fist. Tang Fist was actually brought from the Mountain of Wu Dang China from the Taoist Temples that practice Tai Chi, Baugua, and Hsing-I and their combat forms called Tai Kia, Pauqua Zen and Shingy-Po/Ho/Lo! The Temple practiced Wu Dang Tai the forerunner to Nippon Karate that is very fast. The last wave was the annexation of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.
The Three-Kingdom period, also known as the Sanzan period (三山時代 Sanzan-jidai?) (Three Mountains), lasted from 1322 until 1429. There was a gradual consolidation of power under the Sho family. Shō Hashi (1372–1439) conquered Chuzan, the middle kingdom, in 1404 and made his father, Sho Shi Sho, the king. He conquered Hokuzan, the northern kingdom in 1416 and conquered the southern kingdom, Nanzan, in 1429, thereby unifying the three kingdoms into the single Ryukyu Kingdom.
Sho Hashi was recognized as the ruler of the Ryukyu Kingdom (called the LooChoo Kingdom in Chinese) by the Emperor of China (during the Ming dynasty). He was presented with a red lacquerware plaque from the Emperor known as the Chuzan Tablet. Although independent, the kings of the Ryukyu kingdom paid tribute to the rulers of China.
Main article: Ryūkyū Kingdom
Flag Royal Seal
Languages Ryukyuan (native languages), Japanese
Religion native Ryukyuan religion, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism
- 1429–1439 Shō Hashi
- 1477–1526 Shō Shin
- 1587–1620 Shō Nei
- 1848–1879 Shō Tai
- 1666–1673 Shō Shōken
- 1751–1752 Sai On
Legislature Shuri Ō-fu (首里王府), Sanshikan (三司官)
- Unification 1429
- Satsuma invasion April 5, 1609
- Prefecture reform 1871
- Annexed by Japan March 11, 1879
Area 2,271 km² (877 sq mi)
¹ Ming and Qing dynasties.
In 1429, King Shō Hashi completed the unification of the three kingdoms and founded one Ryūkyū Kingdom with its capital at Shuri Castle.
King Shō Shin
Shō Shin (尚真?)(1465–1526; r. 1477–1526) was the third king of the Second Sho Dynasty, whose reign has been described as the "Great Days of Chūzan", a period of great peace and relative prosperity. He was the son of Shō En, the founder of the dynasty, by Yosoidon, Shō En's second wife, often referred to as the queen mother. He succeeded his uncle, Shō Sen'i, who was forced to abdicate in his favor. Much of the foundational organization of the kingdom's administration and economy is traced back to developments which occurred during Shō Shin's reign. The reign of Shō Shin also saw the expansion of the kingdom's control over several of the outlying Ryukyu Islands, such as Miyakojima and Ishigaki Island.
Main article: Shō Shin
Many Chinese moved to Ryukyu to serve the government or engage in business during this period. The Ming dynasty Chinese sent from Fujian 36 Chinese families at the request of the Ryukyuan King to manage oceanic dealings in the kingdom in 1392 during the Hongwu Emperor's reign. Many Ryukuan officials were descended from these Chinese immigrants, being born in China or having Chinese grandfathers. They assisted in the Ryukyuans in advancing their technology and diplomatic relations.
Satsuma domination, 1609–1871
The invasion of the Ryūkyūs by the Shimazu clan of Satsuma took place in April 1609. Three thousand men and more than one hundred war junks sailed from Kagoshima at the southern tip of Kyūshū. The Ryūkyūans did not fight, due to the order of the king, who told them that “nuchidu takara” (life is a treasure). Many priceless cultural treasures were looted and taken to Kagoshima. As a result of the war, the Amami Islands were ceded to Satsuma, and the direct rule of Satsuma over the Amami Islands started in 1613.
After 1609, the Ryukyu rulers became vassals of the Shimazu. Though recognized as an independent kingdom, the islands were occasionally also referred to as being a province of Japan.
In the 17th century, the kingdom was both a tributary of China and a tributary of Japan. Because China would not make a formal trade agreement unless a country was a tributary state, the kingdom was a convenient loophole for Japanese trade with China. When Japan officially closed off trade with European nations except the Dutch, Nagasaki and Ryūkyū became the only Japanese trading ports offering connections with the outside world.
This period of effective outside control also featured the first international matches of Go, as Ryūkyūan players came to Japan to test their skill. This occurred in 1634, 1682, and 1710.
The Shimazu introduced the policy of banning sword ownership by commoners. This led to the development of the indigenous martial art karate, which utilizes domestic items as weapons.
Perry's "black ships", official envoys from the United States, came in 1853.
Mudan Incident of 1871 occurred, in which fifty-four Ryukyu people were killed in Taiwan. They wandered into the central part of Taiwan after their ship was wrecked.
The Japanese share over lapped history and mythologies as well with the Chinese! An example is the MYTH called a "A Journey to the West" with the Wu Kung and the 8 immortals!!!
Further proof other than literature, history, and writtings are art! If you notice the typical formal dress belt at the thoracic of China, Korea, and the Japanese are the same as from China! This art form traveled with the Sino people from Manchuko/Manchuria to the Korean Peninsula to the Islands of Japan!
Further proof of the Koreans and Japanese being Sino/Chinese is their written language. The Korean written language called Hanja is in fact Chinese while the written phonetics is pure Korean! Also the written lanuage of Japanese Kanji is Chinese as well! The Hiragana and Katagana are also phonetics "JUST LIKT THE KOREANS"!? In other words when the characters could not be found from China they were substituted provincially by spelled phonetics adjoined to existing Chinese Charaters!
THER IS A SAYING IN NIPPON/JAPAN! EVERYTHING JAPANESE "IS" CHINESE! WE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE JUST A DIFFERENT VILLAGE! Is an Irishman and a scottsman a different race?