the Japanese version of European feudalism. Samurai and their overlords dominate
See above, there was a hierarchy of nobles, warriors, and farmers. Unlike European knights, Japanese warriors had no code of chivalry to protect women
Compare Japanese and European feudalism.
Parcels of productive land, sometimes including villages during feudal era
this is the right to the use of, and income from, shoen
she wrote the Tale of Genji
Tale of Genji
this was the world's first novel
this requires strenuous meditation, had an influence on samurai and Japanese rock gardens
"One long and bloody tale of wars among the [Japanese] nobility."
Feudal Japanese nobles similar to European dukes or counts
Japan got Chinese tea (and tea ceremony), China got Japanese steel for swords
What did Japan and China receive from each other?