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    Shintoism In Japan

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    The origin of Japan’s long history about reverence for nature started with native religion. No one is quite sure how long religion has been practiced in Japan. The natives’ belief system was based on and in the worship of kami. Kami are the elements of the landscape or forces of nature (“Kami”). In the 6th century Shintoism was created to distinguish native religion from Buddhism and Confucianism (“Shintoism”). Shinto most literally means, “the way of kami” (Hirai). Shintoism became more popular…

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    Samurai's Impact On Japan

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    of the impacts Japanese samurai have left behind. First, samurai were needed throughout Japan for protection and battle. Second, samurai have changed many times over the history of Japan. Finally, samurai have had an important impact on Japan. Without the samurai, the government and lifestyle of Japan would be entirely different. First of all, samurai were needed all over japan. They were first used in Japan during 794 to the late 1800s. Samurai were fierce, strong warriors and valued honor and…

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    The Bakufu System

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    Topic: The function of Bakufu system in history of Japan Nowadays, people pay more attention to the historical event, and some historical event are unique in the whole world, such as the Chinese emperor control whole china so long time, or the peculiar system at Japan called “the Bakufu system”, this system began at 1185. At 1185, the family of “Taira” fought with the family of “Minamoto”, this two family are the Samurai family at that period, this battle during late Heian-period, and this…

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    away because he didn’t bow far enough. This was the daily life of someone living under the rule of the Azuchi-Momoyama shogunate, a powerhouse of Shogun made warlords in Japan. Many people seem to believe that Medieval Japan, or Feudal japan, is a single timeline of the rule of one family. They are very mistaken. Medieval Japan consisted of several dynasties, many consisting of warlords and shogun. These daimyo formed Japan’s feudal time period, and the fall of…

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    reading at the end of the sixteen-century, which marks the start of the Edo period. Japan had just ended their long tumultuous battles when Tokugawa Ieyasu won the Summer Battle of Osaka in 1615 with a decisive victory. (151) This victory affirmed the military preeminence of the Tokugawa forces and they subsequently inaugurate themselves as the “Great Public Authority” (O kogi), sealing its sovereignty over Japan. (Ikegami 151) It was essential for the Shogunate to legitimate its power in order…

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    retainers for Daimyos and other government bodies within the domains of Japan. The Tokugawa period was a time of harsh punishment and fear. Much of the Tokugawa’s judicial and punishment implementations was to be as ruthless as possible. This notion is due to the governments want to control crime and burakumin through fear and example. To do such a thing they used various methods of torture and execution through…

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    Medieval Europe from 500-1500CE and Shogunate Japan from 710-to the late 15th century were two very similar places in history. They both had unfair punishments and used the feudal system, which was not a very fair system, especially if you were at the bottom of the pyramid. They both had rulers who were important in their countries. The King was at the top of the medieval pyramid and the Emperor was the ruler of the Japanese. However, being a king in Europe was more respected because he had so…

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    any given nation begin to learn the history of their nation. Including the specifics of the history within the nation itself, or history outside the nation that lead to changes being made within. It is typical not to hold back on the history that is taught to the young people of a nation, because we are taught history to both understand how we got to the state that we are now in as a country and how we can prevent repetition of horrific historical events. Japan and China are known for finding…

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    Samurai Culture Essay

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    samurai is a class of highly skilled warriors, constantly developed in Japan after Taika reform of 646 CE. The reforms included land redistribution and heavy new taxes, meant to support and elaborate Chinese-style empire. Samurai is usually assigned in Japanese as bush or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. HISTORY The samurai is a class of highly expertise warriors, deliberately developed in Japan after the Taika reforms of 646 CE. The reforms included…

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    The Diplomacy between Tang Dynasty and Japan The Tang Dynasty(619-907AD) ended the chaos that existed after the reign by e dynasty and united China. It was founded by Li’s family in the capital of Chang an. The Tang dynasty was one of the greatest dynasties in Chinese history (ushistory). Diplomacy was one of the most successful parts during the Tang Dynasty. Culture, language, education and religion were exchanged rapidly between China and Japan (taschool). In the Tang dynasty, religion was…

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