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Japanese Feudalism Vocab Ms. Hill - Pd5

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Archipelago
Chain of Islands
Cultural isolationism
Culture that is separated from other cultures
Cultural diffusion
Spreading of ideas from one culture to another
Shintoism
Every living and non-living thing has a spirit
Kami
Divine spirits that live in nature
Zen Buddhism
A branch of Buddhism that stresses peace, simplicity, and nature
Confucianiam
Chinese philosophy that spread to Japan from China
Feudalism
Land in exchange for protection. The political system used in early Japan
Samurai
Japanese Warrior; protected lords in exchange for land
Bushido
Code of behavior for the Samurai
Shogun
Military commander who held the MOST power in feudal Japan
Daimyo
Received land from Shogun in exchange to protect the Shogun