Yamato ( was originally the area around today's ) 大和 Sakurai City in Nara Prefecture of Japan. Later the term was used as the name of the province and also as an ancient name of Japan. The term was semantically extended to mean “Japan” or “Japanese” in general. Japanese history [edit ] Yamato people, the dominant ethnic group of Japan Yamato period, which is the period of Japanese history when the Japanese Imperial court ruled from Yamato Province Yamato-damashii, the nationalistic "Japanese spirit" 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, a related geographical term in ancient literature whose connection to Yamato is subject to an ongoing scholarly debate People [edit ]
Yamato Family name Pronunciation Yamato Region of origin Japanese Footnotes: [1 ] Geography [edit ] Japanese geography [edit ] Yamato Province, a former province of Japan that covered the part of Honshū that is present-day Nara Prefecture Yamato, Kanagawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture Yamato, Fukuoka, a town in Fukuoka Prefecture Yamato, Fukushima, a town in Fukushima Prefecture Yamato, Saga, a town in Saga Prefecture Yamato, Kumamoto, a town in Kumamoto Prefecture Yamato, Ibaraki, a village in Ibaraki Prefecture Yamato, Kagoshima, a village in Kagoshima Prefecture Yamato, Yamanashi, a village in Yamanashi Prefecture Yamato, Gifu, a former town in Gifu Prefecture, which on 1 March 2004 became a part of Gujo City, Japan Yamato, Niigata, a former town in Niigata, Japan, which on 1 November 2004 merged with the town of Muika, Japan forming the city of Minamiuonuma, Japan Yamato, Yamaguchi, a former town in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which on 4 October 2004 merged into Hikari, Japan Yamato Town (as it was named upon its establishment in 1943), which changed its name to Wakō, Saitama on 31 October 1970 Yamato Village (as it was named upon its establishment on 1 November 1919), which changed its name to Higashiyamato, Tokyo on 1 October 1970 Yamato River, a river in Nara Prefecture United States geography [edit ] Antarctic geography [edit ] Geology of Antarctica [edit ] Yamato 691, a 4.5 billion year old meteorite discovered by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1969 Yamato 791197, the first rock to be found on Earth identified as a lunar meteorite Ships [edit ] , the first working prototype of a ship with a magnetohydrodynamic drive Yamato 1 , a class of 2 Japanese battleships of World War II Yamato-class battleship , corvette of the Yamato Katsuragi class, launched in 1885 and used as a prison from 1935. Sunk by a typhoon in 1945 Yamato Maru, originally the Italian ship Giuseppe Verdi that was built in 1914 and transported thousands of Italians to Ellis Island; sold to the Japanese in the 1920s and renamed Yamato Maru, sunk by a US submarine in 1943 in the Philippines. Companies [edit ] Animals [edit ] (Yamato shrimp), an invertebrate frequently used in the planted freshwater aquarium, known for eating algae Caridina multidentata Language [edit ] Entertainment [edit ] Anime and Manga [edit ] , a Japanese science fiction anime television, film and game series and the name of its eponymous space craft; called Space Battleship Yamato (disambiguation) Star Blazers in the West Kira Yamato, the protagonist of the anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and an important character in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Yamato Minazuki, a character in the manga Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Yamato Delgado ("Daiwa" in the Japanese version), the main character in the anime and manga series Battle B-Daman Yamato "Matt" Ishida, a fictional character in the anime and manga series and Digimon Adventure Digimon Adventure 02 Yamato (Naruto), a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto Yamato Akitsuki, a fictional character in manga/anime Suzuka Waki Yamato, a manga author Yamato Kotobuki, a fictional character in the anime/manga Super Gals! , a manga by Yoshihiro Takahashi Shiroi Senshi Yamato (Yamato, the White Fighter) Takeru Yamato, the real Eyeshield 21 in the manga of the same name Yamato Nakano, a character from Loveless (manga) Swordmaster Yamato, a character in Gag Manga Biyori Yamato Agari, main character in Karakuri Dôji Ultimo Yamato Naoe, main character in ( Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! Majikoi ~ Oh! Samurai Girls) See also [edit ]
Yamato is usually written as "大和", but these two characters can also be read as "Daiwa" or "Taiwa."
Yamato may erroneously refer to: Daiwa, Hiroshima, a former town in Hiroshima Prefecture, which on 22 March 2005 merged with two other towns to form the city of Mihara, Japan Daiwa, Shimane, a former village in Shimane Prefecture, which on 1 October 2004 merged with Ochi, Shimane to form the town of Misato, Japan Taiwa, Miyagi, a town in Miyagi Prefecture Daiwa Bank, now a part of Resona Holdings, which was part of a bond scandal in 1995 Yamato Man, a Robot Master in the game Mega Man 6 References [edit ] ^ 1990 Census Name Files See also [edit ]