Humanities - Shogun Japan
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What's a samurai?
A samurai is a paid soldier, they are military nobility and work under the Daimyo.
What is the Bushido code?
honour code of the samurai swearing loyalty and not surrendering.
What did the Samurai learn?
Martial arts, arts, horseback, battle techniques, sword fighting, meditations.
What was a shogun?
Supreme military commander and ruler of Japan
What is a daimyo?
one of the great lords who were vassals of the shogun. (noble lords)
What is a peasant?
90% of ancient Japan's popualation
a person who worked the land
Who are the "Three Unifiers of Japan"?
What period was Japan unified?
the Edo period 1600-1868
Who was the first Shogun?
Minamoto no Yoritomo
What is a Ranin?
A samurai without a Lord or Master
What is a merchant?
A person who makes money by selling goods
What is an artisan?
a skilled worker who makes goods by hand such as pottery or jewellery
what was the job of the peasants in ancient Japan usually?
They were fisherman or farmers.
Takugawa Leysu the Shogunate
Ruled over Japan in the Edo period.
(1534-1582) first Shogun to make use of firearms;
daimyo that unified Japan, made it that only samurai class carry weapons - replaced by Tokugawa