Japanese Cinderella Story
Chujo-hime was said to be the daughter of a minister in the Fujiwara clan. She lived from around 753 to around 781. When Chujo-hime was three, her mother died and her father remarried. Her mother abused her all her life. She was taken to the mountains to be left to die. There, she was rescued by the Buddhist nuns of Taima-dera. She was later known as the "living Buddha." There are many things people do not know about her. However, Chujo-hime was credited with inventing embroidery. People believed that she was the reincarnation of Kannon, who was a Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Facts About Japan
Japan consists of thousands of islands. The closest countries around Japan are Russia, Korea, and China.
About 125 million people live in Japan. Over half of the population have ancestors who are Korean. Since Japan is located in a location where a few continental plates meet, there are many earthquakes. Since of its location, there are also many mountains and volcanoes.
The climate of Japan varies throughout the regions. In the city, the temperature is usually subtropic. The winter isn't very cold while the summers are hot. Every summer, typhoons hit parts of Japan. Northern Japan is colder and snow falls heavily. More than half of the country is covered by wooded areas and rocky areas.