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BMMS 7history ch8

BMMS 7history chapter 8:Japan

daimyo a Japanese lord with large landholdings
samurai a trained warrior
vassal a person who receives land and protection from a lord in return for loyality
shogun supreme commander of the army who ruled Japan for the emperor
Tokugawa Shogunate rule of Tokugawa Ieyasu and his successors
Shinto the traditional religion of Japan based on respect for nature and ancestors
regent a person who rules in place of an absent or underage monarch
Prince Shotoku a powerful regent who ruled Japan from A.D. 593 to 622
embassy an office of our country's government in another country
Zen a form of Buddhism focusing on self-discipline, simplicity, and meditation
noh a form of drama that retells folktales
kabuki form of drama with melodramatic singing and dancing by men in costumes
Lady Murasaki Shikibu early novelist and one of Japan's finest writers
haiku a poem with 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each