Why did the Japanese accept the Christian Missionaries?
associated them with the muskets and other European goods
How was the Tokugawa society structured?
The shogun, daimyo, Samurai, peasants, artists, merchants
control of old feudal states
Oda Nobunaga seized
capital of Kyoko
"Rule the empire by force"
under the Tokugawa shoguns
more than two centuries of stability and prosperity
Tokugawa: society was
japanese society had
society depended on agriculture, farmers are ideal citizens
5-7-5 syllable, 3-line verse poetry which present images rather than ideas
portugal gave japanese
converted to Christianity
gov banned christianity bc
contrary to japanese beliefs, involved with politics
uprising bc of
after uprising gov
killed/ drove out christian missionaries
"closed country policy"
sealed Japan borders
Only the Dutch and Chinese merchants were allowed
into the port
Spanish and Portuguese were
expelled from Japan
Japanese were forbidden to leave, so as
not bring back foreign ideas