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8. Customs 3

9. Taiwa and Itai-sotsu

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     There are large houses and tall buildings for storing
taxes.  There are markets in each country, for trading
goods between those who have them and have not, and
Taiwa
(meaning separate from a tall rock) is made
to oversee them .  
     The north beyond the queen's countries is
exceptionally left to be supervised by Itai-sotsu (meaning
a tall rock - a narrow harbor), who is feared and hated
in those countries.  Usually he is governing Ito (meaning
a rock door
) Country, and he is as if 'cishi' (a
government post for governors in China).
     When the messenger dispatched by the king (of Wa) is
going to the capital city (of China), Daifang County, or
each Korean country, or when the messenger of Daifang
County is going to Wa County, everyone appears in a
harbor, and search and check the documents to be
delivered as well as the (Chinese) Imperial gift items.  
Until they reach the Queen, it is not possible for them to
mix them up to commit a blunder.
     When a person in a lower caste comes across a noble
man on a road, he will step back into grass.  On his (the
noble man's) conveyance of business or explanation of
something, the person will crouch or sit on his knees with
his hands on the ground, that is thought to be the manner
of respect.  The voice of his answer is "ai!" (meaning
yes!
), which resembles 'rannuo' (to consent) (in Chinese)
in comparison.

10. Queen Himiko

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