Japanese yamabushi, mountain ascetics, hang from cliffs to overcome fear, during their spring austerity training in the Kumano mountain range of western Japan, April Woah! That's a really brave act for all of them to do.
Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki is the oldest surviving Japanese historical record, written in 712 AD. This compendium of early Japanese life and historyprovides a panorama of Japan during its formation. Translated by Basil H