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Shogunate Japan

Year 8 Depth Study- Asia and the Pacific

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Where is Japan situated? East Asia
How many large islands make up Japan 4
What is the landscape like in Japan? Very mountainous
What is used as both their main food and money? Rice
What was one of the countries that influenced Japan China or Korea
What was Japan's system of government called? Feudalism
Who Invaded Japan? Mongolians / Genghis Khan
Who is the most powerful leader in Japan? Shogun
What was Japan's oldest religion? Shinto, Nature was central to Shinto
Where did Buddhism come from? Korea and China
What was the combination of Shinto and Buddhism called Zen Buddhism
What did Daimyo rule by? Their wealth. They hired Samurai and Ronin to control the land.
What was the capital city called? Kyoto, on the island of Honshu
Identify the levels on the feudal system of Japan from top to bottom Emperor, Shogun (military leader) Daimyo (wealthy Land owner), Samurai (warriors), peasant/ Farmer, Artisan, Merchants, Outcasts (actors, butchers, grave diggers)
What was the ritual suicide of a Samurai called? Seppuku or Harakiri
What is Bushido? The way of the warriors- a term for codes of honor and ideals that dictated the samurai way of life.
Who was the first shogun? Minamoto Yoritomo had the Emperor appoint him shogun;
What is the name of the traditional Japanese clothing? Kimono
What is the art of flower arranging called Ikebana
What is Bonsai? Potted miniature trees which are carefully styled
what is Origami? The art of folding paper
Created by: deb johns