Miguel Lopez-Medival Japan Vocabulary

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Question Answer
ClanExtended families
Shinto The traditional religion of Japan
Prince Shotoku Served from 593-621 as regent for his aunt, the empress
RegentIs a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone
CourtA group of nobles who live near and serve
Lady Murasaki ShikibuA woman author, she wrote The Tale of Genji around 1000
ZenNew form of Buddhism
Unprecedented Having no equal
Equestrian Related to horses
Mustered Gathered together
BrocadesRich cloths with designs woven into them
Cormorants Large diving boards
Inferiority Lower rank
DaimyoLarge landowners
SamuraiTrained professional
FigureheadA person who appears to rule even though real power rests with someone else
ShogunA general who ruled Japan in the emperor's name
BushidoThe samurai code of rules
Brace Pair
Unpretentious Simple; modest
CoronetsSmall crowns


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.