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Japan Vocab

Vocab about Japan

TermDefinition
Nobles The people who led Japan
Nara A Japanese City based upon the chinese city of Chang'an
Shinto The Japanese religion based around nature spirits
Buddhism A religion that the Japanese adopted that teaches to be a good person
Kana The main form of Japanese writing. Based on chinese Kanji
Tanka A form of Japanese poetry. It has a patern of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.
Buddha Sculpture There were many different buddha sculptures. They came from India to China to Korea, and finally to Japan
Pagoda A building with a slanted roof. It usually had 3, 5, 7, or 9 roofs.
Sho This instrument, along with others, came to Japan from China. It is a mouth organ that was shaped like a phoenix.
Prince Shotoku A leader in Japan who caused many things from other countries to be adapted in Japan.
cultural diffusion sharing certain aspects of one culture with another culture.
elements of culture objects ideas and customs
regent one who rules in the name of another
imperial belonging or related to an emperor
aristocracy a ruling class of noble families
Created by: dsmith48