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Shogunate Japan

Year 8 Humanities

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Historians divide Japanese history before the modern era into two separate periods. What years did the ancient period occur between? 400-1185AD
Historians divide Japanese history before the modern era into two separate periods. What years did the medieval period occur between? 1185-1868AD
How long is Japan approximately in length? 2300 kilometres
How many main islands make up Japan? 4
The four Main islands of Japan from north to south are... Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu
Which of the four main Islands of Japan is the largest? Honshu
What is Japans highest mountain? Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji was active during the medieval period. When did it last erupt? 1707
The economy during Shogunate Japan was based on ____? Agriculture
Because of the mountainous terrain only a small percentage of land is suitable for farming crops such as rice. What else do they supplement their diet with? Fish
What was the approximate population during the Japanese medieval period? 12, 000, 000
Where did the Emperor reside? The Imperial City
In order to control trade, between 1603 and 1635 the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu issued what? 350 red-sealed permits
Christian missionaries were brought over to Japan by... Portuguese and Spanish Traders
As conversions increased, Christianity became seen as a threat to the Shogun. Why? Because Christians needed to be loyal to the Pope above all
Daimyo were interested in trading with foreigners, particularly to get these. Weapons
A policy preventing foreigners from entering Japan and Japanese people from leaving Japan. Sakoku
These people were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. Samurai
‘The Way of the Warrior’ Bushido
These people were often one of the hereditary military governors of Japan from 1192 to 1867. Shogun
Enemy of Japan who tried to invade twice. Mongols
What does Samurai mean? Those who serve
An important city during Shogunate Japan. Edo
It was important that the Shogun have good relationships with these leaders. Daimyo
A samurai without honor. Ronin
If a Samurai was defeated in battle he needed to serve the enemy Daimyo. FALSE
The word Shinto means shin guards, which the Samurai wore. FALSE
When the Emperor took back authority of Japan he made Christianity the official state religion. FALSE
Some Daimyo had a higher status that others. TRUE
If a samurai was defeated in battle or captured by the enemy, the code required him to commit ritual suicide – an act known as ‘seppuku’. TRUE
Merchants could be found above Outcasts in the social structure of Shogunate Japan. TRUE
Bushido was the warrior code for the samurai TRUE
The most important principles of the religion Bushido were honour, loyalty, respect, and discipline TRUE
A samurai can carry only one sword FALSE
Merchants seen as the lowest form of social class because they sold faulty chairs and tables. FALSE
Peasants would pay their taxes with silver that they had received from selling their rice. FALSE
Each Daimyo controlled a private army of Samurai. TRUE
Ronin were more respected in Japanese society than Samurai. FALSE
There were three groups of Daimyo. TRUE
'Consolidating Power' Increasing or keeping your power.
Sakoku 'Locked Country'
Created by: MissCarey