Daniela Caudillo Medieval Japan Vocabulary

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Section 1

Question Answer
ClansExtended families
ShintoThe traditional religion of Japan
RegentA person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone
Prince Shotoku Was one of Japan's greatest leaders
CourtGroup of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler
Lady Murasaki ShikibuOne of the greatest writers in early Japanese history
Zen Popular, new form of Buddhism that arrived from China
Unprecedented Having no equal
EquestrianRelated to horses
MusteredGathered together
BrocadesRich clothes with designs woven into them
CormorantsLarge diving birds
Inferiority Lower rank
Brace Pair
Repast Meal
Unpretentious Simple; modest
CoronetsSmall crowns

Section 2

Question Answer
Daimoyo Japan's large landowners
SamuraiTrained professional warriors
Figurehead Person who appears to rule even though real power rest with someone else
ShoganGeneral who rules Japan in the emperors name
BushidoThe samurai code of rules