Miguel Lopez-Medival Japan Vocabularyrename
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|Shinto||The traditional religion of Japan|
|Prince Shotoku||Served from 593-621 as regent for his aunt, the empress|
|Regent||Is a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone|
|Court||A group of nobles who live near and serve|
|Lady Murasaki Shikibu||A woman author, she wrote The Tale of Genji around 1000|
|Zen||New form of Buddhism|
|Unprecedented||Having no equal|
|Equestrian||Related to horses|
|Brocades||Rich cloths with designs woven into them|
|Cormorants||Large diving boards|
|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 samurai code of rules|
Why is most of Japan's land hilly, and not flat?:The islands of Japan are the tops of undersea mountains and volcanoes.
What was the unit of political life in early Japan?:The unit was clans.
For about how many centuries was Chinese the official language of Japan?: It was the official language for about 6 centuries.
Where did Japan's court move in the late 700s?:They moved to Heian.
What years were considered to golden age of Japan?: From the 800s to the 1100s were the years considered as the golden age of Japan.
How did the Yamato rulers gain power?:They conquered the neighboring clans with their strong military.