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  1. Nara Period
  2. Kana
  3. Bushido Code
  4. Zen Buddhism
  5. Shinto
  1. a Japanese Characters
  2. b code of the warrior; obligation to honor & defend emperor, country, and family; willing to volunteer in suicide missions(kamikaze)
  3. c Period Spanning from 710-794 A.D. The government consisted of an imperial court with Buddhist priests as a part of the courts. This period was influenced by China with a written writing system and a capital city modeled after the Chinese Capital. Literature became important during this period, and the economy became more structured with minted coins, taxes and a new system of agriculture.
  4. d A Japanese religion (the original Japanese religion) whose followers believe that all things in the natural world are filled with divine spirits
  5. e type of Buddhism that emphasized meditation and self-discipline. Used by the Samurai

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Supreme military commander
  2. Divine Wind that saved the Japanese from the Mongol invasion.
  3. Period spanning from 1185- 1333 A.D. Feudal Japan began in this period, and the first shogunate was appointed.The Mongols invaded twice but were repelled by Kamikaze Typhoon. Zen Buddhism Flourished and wars drained the economy.
  4. The shogun for emperor Go-Toba in the Kamakura Period.
  5. Period was between 794 and 1185 A.D. Government consisted of an emperor who had no real power, and the lords of the land- who did have the power. Chinese influence slowed and eventually stopped during this period and Japan began to develop its own culture. The first novel was written during this period (the tale of Genji) as well as the Pillow Book, a journal about court life. Beauty was highly regarded as well. The economy declined in this period, due to war and the rice paddies were controlled by the government.

5 True/False Questions

  1. ShogunateThe Japanese system of centralized government under a shogun, who exercised actual power while the emperor was reduced to a figurehead.


  2. SeppukuRitual suicide or disembowelment in Japan; commonly known in West as hara-kiri; demonstrated courage and a means to restore family honor.


  3. Prince ShotokuA journal written in the Heian period that described court life.


  4. SamuraiDivine Wind that saved the Japanese from the Mongol invasion.


  5. Sei Shonagonlady in waiting at the heian court. she painted a vivid picture of life at the heian court in her dairy The Pillow Book


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