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What is a strict code of conduct that guided the behavior of the samurai i feudal japan?
bushiodo
What is a social system in which lords grant popple land or other rewards in exchange for military or other service?
feudalism
What is a type of play that is preformed on a stage stripped of all but a few small props?
Noh Drama
What is a local landowning lord in feudal japan?
daimyo
What is a form of poetry with 17 syllables in 3 lines
haiku
Who is someone who governs a country in the name of a ruler who is too young or otherwise unable to rule
regent
Who is a supreme military commander in feudal japan
shogun
Who was a regent for his Aunt Suiko?
Prince Shotoku
Who is a highly trained japanese warrior?
samurai
Who was one of the rulers of japan?
Tokugawa Ieyasu
What are the social classes of Japan?
- emperor
- shogun & daimyo
- samurai
- peasants & farmers
- merchants
Who was the emperor?
- was the ruler are the rop of japanese society
- had very little real power
Who were the shoguns?
- most important daimyo
- actual ruler of japan
- warlords
- shogun means great general
What is a daimyo?
- has land ownign nobility
- need small amunt of army of samurai to protect peasants who lived on their land
Who were the samurai?
- warriors of japan
- memers of trained army of fighters that were loyal to daimyo
- samurai means those who serve
- developed a code of conduct called bushido
What is bushido?
- way of the warrior
- focused on doing your duty no matter what the cost
- loyalty, courage, respect, honest, integrity, and honor are the most importan things for samurais
What is bushido?
- samurais would kill themseleves if were embarased
- ritual of that is called seppuku
- ritual = cutting open your own stomach with a knife
Who were the peasants and artisans?
- made up the largest classin feudal japan
- peasants = grew food
- artisans = made special crafts like pottery or swords
Who were the merchants?
- produced no goods that contributed to society
- sold items from one group to the other
What is feudalism?
- lords grant people land or other rewards in exchange for service
- peasants work the land of the daimyo
- daimyo protected the peasants with the samurai
What was the japanese society like?
- fedual system based on military power and laste for hundreds of years
- in mid 1800's during Meiji & restoration of system ended
- but beliefs & code of samurai still influenced japanese society to this very day
Top of the society was the?
emperor
The next people down a level in society were the?
shogun & daimyo
The next people down from that level in the society were the?
samurai
The next people down from that level in the society were the?
peasants & artisans
The last level of the society were the?
merchants