powerful military lords wo headed small territories
one of the four largest islands in Japan
a period of ten years when warriors fought one another
warriors who agreed to fight for nobles in exchange for land
the first of the Yamato leaders in Japan
The Tale of Genji
a novel written by Murasaki Shaikibu
Pure Land Buddhism
taught about happy life after death
typhoons that smashed attacking Mongol ships
the art of folding paper
a Japanese religion based on the belief in nature spirits
.These people were heheaded by the warriors.
sports involving combat and self-defense
civil war between teh Taira family and the Minanoto family
ancient Japanese culture that used cords to mark pottery
samurai who gave an oath of loyalty
plan of government
great female novelist and poet
the first shogun
period during which Japan was divided into provinces
government officials during Nara Period
military government of Japan
taught how to achieve inner peace
Many of emperors were what during A.D 800s?
So he wouldn't be overthrown
Why did the emperor create the title of shogun?
Who attacked Japan and then their ships were smashed by storms
bond of loyalty between a lord and vassal
Buddhism was believed to prepare the Japanese for what?
rice and wheat
Today's emperor decended from whom?
Prince Shotoku used what country as an example?
everything in nature has a spirit
general who made himself shogun
warrior fought for control during what war?
created strong central government
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