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Unit 9 Ch 15


Shinto the traditional religion of Japan
kami the nature spirits of the Shinto religion
Prince Shotoku a regent of Japan from 593 to 621 who was influential in bringing Chinese ideas to Japan
regent a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone
Lady Murasaki Shikibu one of the greatest Japanese writers; wrote The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji Japanese story that many consider to be the world's first full-length novel
Noh a type of Japanese play that combines music, speaking, and dance
Heian center of Japanese culture and learning from 794 to 1185, now called Kyoto
daimyo large landowners of Japan's feudal society
samurai professional warriors of Japan's feudal society
shogun a powerful military leader who ruled feudal Japan in the emperor's name
figurehead a person who appears to rule even though real power rests with someone else
Bushido the samurai code of honor
Zen a form of Buddhism popular in Japan in which people practice self-discipline and meditation
Created by: mrs.fehr