Medieval japan(vocabulary)

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1. ClansAn extended family.
2. ShintoThe traditional religion of Japan.
3. Prince ShotokoOne of Japan's greatest leader.
4. RegentA person who rules a country for someone.
5. CourtA group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler.
6. Lady MarasakiA noble and a servant to the empress akiko.
7. Zen Popular new form of Buddhism.
8. Unprecedented Having no equal.
9. Equestrians Related to horses.
10. MusteredGathered together
11. BrocadesRich cloth with designs woven into them
12. CormorantesLarge diving birds.
13. InferiorityLower rank.
14. DainyoJapan's large land owners.
15. SamuraiTrained professional warriors.
16. FigureheadA person who appears to rule even the real power rests with some-one else.
17. ShogunA general who ruled Japan in the emperors name.
18. BushidoThe samurai code of rulers was known.
19. Sri shonagonAuthor of the pillow book
20. Lady DainaganVery small and refined. Her hair is three inches longer than her hieight.
21. Lady senjiA little person thoughtless she puts us to shame her carrage is so noble
22. Lady koshoshoAll noble charming. She is like a weeping willow tree at budding time. Her style is very elegant and we all envy her manners.
23.Why is most of Japan land hilly and not flat?It is hilly because the islands of Japan are the tops of undersea mountains and volcanoes.
24.What was the unit of political life in early Japan?Clans or extended families ruled these villages.
25.For about how many centuries was Chinese the official language of Japan?Chinese was actually Japans official language from about 500 to abut 1100 (6 centuries).
26.Where did japans court move in the late 700s?The Japanese court moved to the Heian, which is now called Kyoto.
27.Why are the 800s to the 1100s considered a golden age for Japanese literature and art?During the Heian period, the city of Heian was a center of culture and learning, as fashion, literature, visual arts, architecture, and performing arts flourished.
28.Do you think women in Heian had more rights and freedom than women in other societies? Why or Why not?During the Heian period, women had more rights than in other cultures.
29.What were two forms of Buddhism that developed in japan?Pure land and Zen Buddhism forms were developed in japan.