Ch.8 Japan

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is mainly islands
Japans islands are really just the tops of undersea mountains and volcanoes, sticking out of the ocean
only 20 percent of Japans land is flat
Japans farmers farm on the flat areas of Japan the
the nearness of the sea shaped the lives of Japanese people
homes were never far from the sea
naturally the Japanese ate seafood
sea food has been part of the Japanese for thousands of years
the seperation from other people of Asia allowed the Japanese to develope their own culture
Korea and China aren’t very far from Japan
Korea is about 100 miles from Japan
and China is about 400 miles away
they created their own religion and social structure
their social structure was very different from other in Asia
or extenened families
the traditional religion of Japan
is a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone
Prince Shtoku
is one of the people most in fluential in brining Chinese ideas to Japan
a group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler
Lady Murasaki Shikibu
one of the greatest writers in early Japanese history
popular new form of Buddhism called Zen arrived from China
Japan’s large landowners
they are trained professional warriors
figure head
a person who appears to rule even though real power rests with someone else
a general who ruled Japan in the emperors name
the samuria code of rules
what types of landforms cover most of japan?
80% of japan is mountains
Prince Shotoku
helped spread buddhism by building grand Buddhist temples. He also brought Chinese ideas to Japan.
what was the relationship between the samurai and the daimyo?
the samurai would protect their daimyo and their daimyos land, in return they would get land to live on.
why did the samuria take up pursuits such as flower arranging?
to improve self discipline.
who invaded Japan in the 1270’s and 1280’s?
the mongols invaded Japan in the 1270’s and 1280’s.
what happened to the mongol amys both times the shogun sent them?
they both were taken out by the weather( hurricane).
why was Lady Murasasaki Shikibu a major figure in the history of Japan?
she was one of Japans greateast female writers.
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