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Medival Japan

cultural diffusion

TermDefinition
Cultural Diffusion the spreading of culture.
System of Writing only had verbal language. adapted to kanji(chinese language) and made it kana (borrowed letters) to fit the sounds of the Japanese language.
Social Structure who holds the most power in different classes
Technology the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
Art and Architecture ideas came from India. changed a lot from original form while traveling through the east
Religion was shinto, when buddhism was introduced, shinto and buddhism was combined.
Government started as a uji, then became an imperial, then meritocracy, then an aristocracy.
Prince Shotoku a semi-legendary regent and a politician of the Asuka period in Japan who served under Empress Suiko.
Seventeen Article Constitution set of guidelines created by Prince Shotoku which stated that the emperor was the country's supreme ruler.
imperial belonging to or related to an emperor
Music Japan's native music consisted of of chanted poems, war songs, folk songs, and Shinto prayers. played cither, flutes, and percussion instruments. also, sho(chinese pronounce sheng)
Buddhism a religion, originated in India by Buddha holding that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment
kana "borrowed letters" Japanese invented language using Chinese characters. Allows the Japanese to spell out the sounds of their own language.
pagoda a tower-shaped structure with several stories and roofs.
Created by: aseroczynski30