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Van Presto

Chapter 17 Section 4

samurai a professional Japanese warrior hired by wealthy landowners for protection in feudal Japan
Bushido "way of the warrior;" code of behavior of Japanese samurai warriors, stressing bravery, loyalty, and honor
Zen Buddhism sect of Buddhism that stresses meditation as a means of achieving enlightenment; became popular among Japanese aristocrats and was a part of the samurai's code
shogun the hereditary chief of Japan's warrior class who held the real power, while the emperor ruled in name only
daimyo a warrior lord in feudal Japan who controlled vast amounts of land and commanded a private army of samurai
Tokugawa Ieyasu: (1542–1616) Japanese warrior and dictator; he was appointed shogun by the emperor, thus assuming complete control of the government and establishing the Tokugawa shogunate.
haiku a Japanese poem that consists of 17 syllables set in three lines
kabuki a form of Japanese theater dating from the 1600s, featuring a highly stylized blend of singing and dancing; performances can last all day
Yi Song-gye: (1335–1408) Founder of the Korean Choson dynasty; his dynasty became one of the longest continuous dynasties in history.
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