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  1. Sei Shonagon
  2. Ronin
  3. Samurai
  4. Emperor Go-Toba
  5. Zen Buddhism
  1. a lady in waiting at the heian court. she painted a vivid picture of life at the heian court in her dairy The Pillow Book
  2. b 1183-1198 A.D.(years of reign) A Kamakura period emperor.
  3. c type of Buddhism that emphasized meditation and self-discipline. Used by the Samurai
  4. d a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  5. e samurai that lost his Daimyo; they carry great shame and roam about the land.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a mix of Chinese characters with the original Japanese writing
  2. 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.
  3. The shogun for emperor Go-Toba in the Kamakura Period.
  4. story of Prince Genji and his lovers, written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu at end of 11th century, world's first full novel
  5. Woman given credit for writing the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji.

5 True/False questions

  1. 17 Article ConstitutionThe shogun for emperor Go-Toba in the Kamakura Period.


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


  3. Heian PeriodPeriod 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.


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


  5. DaimyoA Japanese religion (the original Japanese religion) whose followers believe that all things in the natural world are filled with divine spirits