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warriors who agree to fight for there homelands

Nara period

A.D. 700s

martial arts

sport involving combal and self deffense

great change

period Japan was divided provinces


powerful military lords who headed small territories


one the four largest islands in Japan

Murasaki Shikibu

a femal novelist and poet


the first of the Yamato leaders

Onin War

a peroid of 10 years when warriors fought one another

Minnamota Yoritomo

the first shogun

The Yayoi clans were headed by


What country goverment did Prince Shotok use as an example for Japan?


people who follow Shinto believe

everything in nature has a spirt

why did the power if the emperors weaken during the A.D. 800s?

many emperors were children

why did the emperors create the tilte shogun?

so he wouldnt be overthrown

when the Mogals attacked Japan

their ships were smashed by storms

a bond of loyalty between a lord and a vassal is known as a


most Japense people believed that Buddhism

prepared them for the afterlife

what is a calligraphy

the art of beautiful writing

what crops did Japenese farmers grow?

rice and wheat

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