Yamato

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Yamato (大和) was originally the area around today's Sakurai City in Nara Prefecture of Japan which became Yamato Province and by extension a name for the whole of Japan.

Japanese history[edit]

  • Yamato people, the dominant ethnic group of Japan
  • Yamato period, when the Japanese Imperial court ruled from Yamato Province
  • Yamato clan, clan active in Japan since the Kofun period
  • Yamato-damashii, the "Japanese spirit", or Yamato-gokoro, the "Japanese heart/mind"
  • Yamato nadeshiko, the ideology of the perfect Japanese woman
  • Yamato Takeru, a legendary Japanese prince of the Yamato dynasty
  • Yamato-e, classical Japanese painting
  • Yamato-uta, alternative term for waka (poetry)
  • Yamatai, ancient geographical term that may be associated with Yamato
  • Daiwa is spelled using the same kanji as Yamato.

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Yamato is usually written as "大和", but these two characters can also be read as "Daiwa" or "Taiwa".

Yamato may erroneously refer to the identically-written: