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Feudal Japan

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Feudal Japan

|Contributions of Medieval Japan|

  • Religion (Buddhism) 
  • Art/pottery and architecture 
  • Martial Arts
  • Silk
  • Paper
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|Geography of Japan|Since Japan is mostly covered in islands, they have less land to farm. Also, Japan's terrain is mostly mountainous, 70% of it mountains, and the rest, flat land. So, they turned to the sea and started fishing.

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Not only was fish their food source, but also rice. Rice could grow in Japan because of the climate, mild and humid. Today, rice is still a main food staple.

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|Social Hierarchy of Feudal Japan|
-Emperor: the leader of Japan.
-Shogun: a military ruler of Feudal Japan.
-Daimyo: a powerful military lord.

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-Samurai: a class of warriors who pledged loyalty to a noble in return for land.
-Peasants: this group is the largest of all, just containing farmers, artisans, and merchants.

|Interesting Facts|
-Japan is mostly Buddhist and have different sects, Pure Land, and Zen.
-Women can become a samurai.
-Some people quit farming when they figured they can make items and sell them for a living.

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Source 1-
Journey Across Time
The Early Ages
Social Studies Textbook
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