3 Kingdoms Period

China had its 3 Kingdoms period (220-280). There was also a 3 Kingdoms period in Japan: In the 14th century, small domains scattered on the tiny island were unified into three principalities, Hokuzan (Northern Mountain), Chuzan (Central Mountain) and Nanzan (Southern Mountain). This was known as the Three Kingdoms or Sanzan (Three Mountains) period. These three principalities, or tribal federations led by major chieftains, fought for control. Chuzan emerged victorious, receiving Chinese investiture in the early 15th century. http://www.pangai-noon.net/History.html Northern, Central, Southern Mountain Hokuzan, Chuzan, Nanzan renamed: Kunigami, Nakagami, and Shimajiri http://www.niraikanai.wwma.net/pages/wildhorse/chap1-2.html Three Kingdoms in China are: Sānguó Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳). Cao Wei (曹魏), Shu Han (蜀漢), Dong Wu or Eastern Wu (東吳). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Kingdoms 003 3 Epochs 3 Mountains Sānguó Three Kingdoms Wei, Shu, Wu a 3 Kingdoms Period