Medieval Japan

clan group of families related by blood or marriage constitution written plan of government animism belief that all natural things are alive and have their own spirits shrine holy place Jimmu Yamato leader who took Read more…

Japanese Colors

Aka (i) Red Pinku Pink Kuro (i) Black Midori Green Orenji (daidai-iro) Orange Nezumi-iro Grey Momo-iro Peach Kiiro Yellow Shiro (I) White Gin-iro Silver Kin-iro Gold Ao (i) Blue Ki-midori Light Green Mizu-iro Light Blue Read more…

SS Quiz: Japan Geography

In what two ways might the seas have influenced Japan’s history? – Provides food – Seas separate it from the mainland – Isolated and protected from invaders – Trade usually done through inland sea – Read more…

japanese Classroom items

Ball point pen booru pen eraser keshi gomu chalk chooku chalk board koku ban light denki text book kyoo kasho door doa classroom kyoo shitsu pencil enpitsu notebook nooto student gaku see teacher sensee book Read more…

The Emergence of Japan

Explain how geography set Japan apart. Located on an archipelago, or chain of islands (100 miles off mainland/Korea) Mild climate and sufficient rainfall helped farmers make the most of the limited arable land. Why is Read more…

Japan and US Final

Japan’s first constitution was attributed to Prince Shotoku Japan’s first emperor was Jimmu Christians were persecuted and crucified in Japan under the rule of Hideyoshi Leading the revolt against Tokugawa were the daimyo from Satsuma Read more…

Japanese Frequency Words

always いつも almost always たいてい often よく half the time ときどき not very much あまり seldom たまに almost never ほとんど never せんせん

Chinese and Japanese Cuisine

Both sweet desserts are reserved for special occasions. Japan aesthetic appearance is an important element of the cuisine. China a cleaver is used to preform all cutting tasks when preparing foods. Japan fish is more Read more…

Japanese Numbers 1-12

one ichi いち two ni に three san さん four shi / yon し/よん five go ご six roku ろく seven shichi しち eight hachi はち nine kyū / ku きゅう/く ten jū じゅう eleven Read more…

Ch 22.3

What was the diplomatic policy of Japan under the Tokugawa rulers? – it kept an isolationist policy – only kept formal relations with Korea and only allowed the Dutch and the Chinese merchants to trade Read more…

Adventures in Japanese 1 Chapter 3 Vocabulary

ちち chichi my father はは haha my mother あに ani my older brother あね ane my older sister おとうと otooto my younger brother いもうと imooto my younger sister かぞく kazoku family きょうだい kyoodai siblings なまえ Read more…

Japanese: body parts (hiragana)

あたま head かた shoulders ひざ knees あし legs, feet め eyes みみ ears くち mouth はな nose おなか stomach せなか back おしり bottom うで arm て hand かみのけ hair しっぽ tail くび neck ゆび fingers

Japanese Family

haha okaasan mother chichi otoosan father rioshin gorioshin parents ani oniisan older brother ane oneesan older sister otooto otootosan younger brother imooto imootosan younger sister shujin goshujin husband tsuma okusan wife sofu ojiisan grandfather sobo Read more…

Japanese 101 Vocabulary 1

ano um… ima now eego English (language) ee yes gakusee student …go …language nihongo Japanese language kookoo high school gogo P.M. gozen A.M. …sai …years old …san Mr./Ms. … …ji o’clock ichiji one o’clock …jin Read more…

Japan

Shogun Hereditary commander-in-chief in feudal Japan. Because of the military power concentrated in his hands and the weakness of the emperor, he was regarded as the real ruler of the country until feudalism was abolished Read more…

16.2 Japan’s Pacific Campaign

What American colonies were threatened by Japan’s plans for Southeast Asia? Philippine Islands and Guam What country did the U.S. send aid to, to stop the Japanese advances and to protect their Southeast Asian colonies? Read more…

Days of the Week in Japanese

Sunday (People get itchy reading the Sunday newspaper) にちようび 日曜日 Monday (Get soup on Monday. Why soup on Monday. Because after a weekend of eating, we want to lose a kilo.) げつようび 月曜日 Tuesday (Tuesday Read more…

Chap. 5 Japan (54)

animism A belief that all natural things are alive and have their own spirits. Even wind, mountains, and rivers. calligraphy The art of producing beautiful handwriting. A well educated person was expected to practice it. Read more…