- Scholars of wa (Japan). A general term for scholars of the Tokugawa period (starting with Tokugawa, Mitsukuni of the Mito school) who studied native Japanese texts rather than the Chinese classics. It includes heroes of the Shinto revival movements such as Kamo no Mabuchi, Motoori Norinaga and Hirata Atsutane.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.
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Japan — • Called in the language of the country Nihon or Nippon (Land of the Rising Sun), and Dai Nihon or Dai Nippon (Great Japan), situated north west of the Pacific Ocean and east of the Asiatic continent Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… … Catholic encyclopedia