what contributed to Japan's Isolation from the mainland?
The Ocean and the Sea
Because Japan was isolated, it made it able to control?
foreigners & ideas into the country
What country had the most significant impact on Japan?
China, because it was close to Japan
chinese character writing adopted by Japan
What ideas did Japan adopt from China?
conji writting, centralized government & belief of Budism & Confucianism
Prince Shatoku sent government officials to china to?
learn about new ideas of centralized government, budism & confusianism
The new ideas from China were adopted by Japan..
and combined with native culture
Japan's native religion, it is polytheistic
means worships gods or spirits usually revolving around nature
Japan also worships what religion besides polytheistic?
Budism..(religion borrowed from china & india)
means both religions in Japan esisted budism & polytheistic
Japanese created different forms of Budism?
mahayana amid & zien budism
were Chinese political changes the strengthened Imperial govenment
considered Japan's Golden Age ..it focused mainlly on the courtiers who were nobles and aristocrats & were members of the emperor's court