Jacob Zaragoza- Medieval Japan Vocabulary

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Question Answer
Clans extended families
Shintothe traditional religion of Japan
Regenta person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone
Courta group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler
Zenpopular new form of Buddhism
Unprecedented having no equal
Equestrian related to horses
mustered gathered together
Brocadesrich clothes with designs woven into them
DaimyoJapan's large landowners
Cormorants large diving birds
Inferiority lower ranks
Samuraitrained professional warriors
Figureheada person who appears to ruler even though real power rests with someone else
Shoguna general who ruled Japan in the emperors name
Bushido the samurai code of rules
Structurethe way something is set up or organized
Unpretentious simple; modest
Coronets small crowns
Valuesideas that people hold dear and try to live by
What is Japan's geography like?: Japan's geography consists of several isolated groups of islands.
How did emperors take power in Japan?: They took power by creating massive armies and conquering clans.
What aspects of Chinese society did Shotoku bring to Japan?: Some aspects were Confucian ideas, Buddhism, and government.
What forms of art were popular in the Heian period?: Slme forms were literature, visual arts , architecture, performing arts, and many more.
How did Buddhism change in Japan?: Buddhism changed because it became more of an art.