Why Is Japan The Land Of The Rising Sun?
The land of the Rising Sun is the poetic name of Japan in European languages. The self-name of the country (Nippon) is indicated on the letter by two hieroglyphs-the sun and the root (or beginning).
That is, literally this phrase can be translated as “the beginning of the sun”, or, in literary translation, sunrise.
Thus, the name “Nippon”, in a modified form included in all European languages, and means “Land of the Rising Sun”.
The Japanese consider the sun to be the patron Saint of their country, and the sunrise in Japanese poetry symbolizes hope.
It is under this name in Italian – The land of the Rising Sun – that Japan was mentioned for the first time in European history in the XIV century in the book “on the diversity of the world”by the Venetian merchant and traveler Marco Polo.