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A Japanese religion that developed around 300 B.C.
Shinto
A group of families who trace their descent from a common ancestor
Clan
The golden age of Japanese culture, from 794 to 1185
Heian Age
The first novel ever written, it describes life at Heiankyo's imperial court
The Tale of Genji
A branch of Buddhism practiced in Japan, which emphasizes that people can achieve enlightenment suddenly.
Zen
Japenese warriors who each pledged to serve a particular lord and protect his estate.
Samurai
In feudal Japan, the emperor's chief general, who held most of the country's power.
Shogun
Ancient writing that uses characters.
Cueniform
A break in the Earth's crust causing rock layers to shift.
Fault
A warrior government in which the emperor and his court only had ceremonial duties.
Shogunate
A 4,000 mile trading route used by the Chinese to carry silk, porcelain, and other items.
Silk Road