Josie Chavez- Medieval Japan Vocabularyrename
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|Shinto||the traditional religion of Japan.|
|Prince Shotoku||one of Japan's greatest leaders .|
|Regent||a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone.|
|Court||a group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler.|
|Zen||a form of Buddhism.|
|Lady Murasaki Shikibu||a noble and a servant to the Empress Akiko.|
|Unprecedented||having no equal|
|Equestrian||related to horses|
|Brocades||rich cloths with designs woven into them.|
|Cormorants||large diving birds|
|Daimyo||Japan's large landowners.|
|Samurai||trained professional warriors.|
|Figurehead||a person who appears to rule even though real power rests with someone else.|
|Shogun||a general who ruled Japan in the emperor's name.|
|Bushido||the sumari code of rules.|
What is Shinto?: Shinto is the traditional religion of Japan.
What was the unit of political life in early Japan?: Clans or extended family.
Where did Japan's court move to?: They moved to Heian (Kyoto).
What are the two forms of Buddhism?: One form is Pure Land Buddhism and the other is called Zen.
What wa Bushido?: Bushido was a sumari code of rules that included loyalty and honor.
Who invaded Japan in the 1270s and 1280s?: Kublai Khan and the Mongol army invaded Japan.
What strong leaders worked to unify Japan in the late 1500s?: The two leaders were Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Leyasa.