Flashcards in Japan Deck (16):
How faraway from Japan is China?
What is an archipelago?
a group of islands
How many islands is Japan made up of?
What type of climate does Japan have?
plenty of rainfall
HOw much of the land is farmable?
What natural resources is Japan short in?
What natural disasters has Japan experienced?
What did the clans combine to form?
Tell me about the Yamato Clan?
By 5th century they were the leading clan
the yamato claimed to be the emperors but had no real power
What does Shinto mean?
way of the gods
divine spirits that dwelled in nature
What is Torii?
a traditional japanese gate that is found at the entry way into a Shinto shrine
Where the imperial court move their capital?
Heian (modern day kyoto)
What does Samurai mean?
one who serves
What is Bushido?
code of behavior of "the way of the warrior"