A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

Margie Jones
07/09/2023
The inscription on the seal identifies the King of Na as a vassal of the Han Emperor
For a long time, the Chinese nation, with its long history and splendid culture, has profoundly influenced neighboring countries and regions, whether it is South Korea on the Korean Peninsula, Vietnam on the Southeast Peninsula, or Japan across the sea. In time, accept the influence of the Central Plains culture, and then breed your own cultural system.

Japan, in particular, began to accept the Central Plains culture more than 2,000 years ago, and used it as its own example for a long time.

A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

Over the past 100 years, due to the incompetence of the Manchu Qing government, these neighboring countries have been separated from the cultural system of Chinese civilization under the influence of Western powers, but no matter what they do, there will always be some historical traces.

In Japan, a gold seal was once unearthed. There were five Chinese characters engraved on the gold seal. When the Japanese translated it, I felt very uncomfortable.

A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

1. The influence of Chinese culture on Japan

As early as the Qin and Han dynasties, the people of the Central Plains came to Japan by boat, and brought the advanced agricultural technology from the Central Plains to the past, helping the local people to gradually get rid of the primitive life of fishing and hunting, and enter the era of farming.

Don’t underestimate this small progress. This is a big step for human beings. Even now, there are still many areas on the earth that have not really mastered agricultural technology, and they are still in the most primitive state of existence.

History shows that a relatively stable human civilization can be nurtured only in places with farming technology. Otherwise, no matter how powerful a country is, it can only be a flash in the pan.

After the Japanese learned to farm, they found that the people on the other side of the sea were really smart, and the things they brought were really useful, so they tried every means to come to the Central Plains to learn the advanced technology and culture here, and thus create a Only with their own writing and language can they have a relatively complete cultural system.

A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan’s ruling class had always regarded the Central Plains as the leader. Even if there were repeated wars between the two countries, it was always necessary to learn what to learn.

In this regard, the Japanese do very well. If they can’t beat themselves, they should learn more from others, instead of being self-righteous and self-righteous, and facing any changes in the world with the mentality of Laozi’s number one in the world. This kind of thinking is actually very dangerous. .

In fact, as far as the Chinese nation itself is concerned, we are also a nation that is very good at learning and uses it completely for me. From religions such as Buddhism and Mingjiao, to some science and technology, most of us can take the initiative to learn and carry forward the “bringing” Doctrine” spirit, apply what you have learned.

A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

2. A golden seal was discovered in Japan

However, after the Meiji Restoration, the Japanese learned Western technology faster than us and entered the modern society faster than us, which led to their extremely inflated ambitions and used force to defeat their teachers who had been studying for thousands of years.

As a result, in Japan, many people clamored that their history and culture had nothing to do with China, and that everything came from the hard work of their ancestors.

On many occasions, the Japanese have intentionally or unintentionally erased the traces of Chinese culture, trying to prove their independence in history.

However, they were soon beaten in the face. Two farmers in Fukuoka Prefecture accidentally found a gold seal while digging the ground. They didn’t understand the use of this thing, so they asked the learned people in the village to see it. took a look.

If you don’t look at it, you will be shocked. It turns out that this gold seal is an ancient antique. According to the handwriting on the gold seal, it can be traced back to the Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago.

After cleaning and polishing, this golden seal appeared in front of people completely, with nine characters clearly written on it: “National Treasure Golden Seal [King of the Slaves of the Han Dynasty]”.

A gold seal was unearthed in Japan, with 5 Chinese characters engraved under it. The Japanese found it difficult to accept the translation.

Among them, the word “Wei” is connected with the word “Japanese”, which is very common in Chinese history. According to relevant Japanese historical materials, this piece of gold seal is a seal given to the king of Japan by the emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, and let him manage this place on behalf of the emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty. .

That is to say, this golden seal is equivalent to the official seal of the local officials in ancient China, and is very precious.

This seal was later collected by a museum in Japan, and many Chinese who travel to Japan will go to this museum to see the beauty of this seal.

The appearance of this golden seal made all the Japanese speechless, and felt very uncomfortable in their hearts. Because according to this calculation, today’s Japanese island is only a part of China in history.

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