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Did the Emperor have any power?
No, he had symbolic power and was considered a figurehead
Who were the Samurai loyal to?
Physical Japan is made up of what?
Many Islands, called an archipelago
What did the peasants give the samurai and daiymo?
Their Crops / Rice
In Japanese history, the term samurai is MOST associated with which word?
What was the code of honor, loyalty, and discipline practiced by the samurai?
Which of the following strongly influenced the arts of Japan?
the religious practices of Buddhism and Shintoism
What was so scarce and valuable in Japan that control of it caused many conflicts?
What has been the traditional food for the Japanese?
Rice and Seafood
What was the result of Japan's early experiences with Europeans?
Japan adopted a policy of isolationism.
Japan did not at first have a written language. From whose written language did they borrow?
Japan decided to cut themselves off from the rest of the world by adopting what policy?
Who was the powerful military leader who ruled in the name of the emperor?
The Japanese, who believed in the Shinto religion, believed everything in nature had a what?
A spirit name Kami
The Japanese believed they could find their inner peace through Zen Buddhism. Which of the following was NOT used to gain self-control?
They decorated their houses with many ornate objects.
What items were NOT traded by the Japanese?
Silk, gold, fish
Which of these was NOT part of the main diet of the Japanese?
What was the name of the system that defines the responsibilities/duties between the different social classes?
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