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Flashcards in Japan Korea Deck (20):
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Jomon People

Peaceful nomadic people in Japan during the Neolithic Age who made pottery

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Archipelago

Group of Islands (Japan)

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Kami

Deity or divine object in Shinto Japanese religion

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Fujiwara clan

Powerful japanese ruling family during the Nara and Heian period

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Tale of Genji

Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu, love/court story

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Ainu

Indigenous culture of Japan b4 Yamato who populated north Honshu and the island of Hokkaido

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Minamoto Clan

Founding family of Kamakura shogunate after Heian, increasing central govt/feudalism

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Shogun

The leader under the titular emperor who had actual power

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Yamato

An ancient province of central Japan, also referring to Japanese ppl or japan as a whole

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Seppuku

Form of suicide, honorable samurai death

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Feudalism

System of mutual obligation between lords and vassals (who supported/protected lords)

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Murasaki Shikibu

Author of Tale of Genji, poet, and lady-in-waiting at the imperial court during Heian period

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Daimyo

Feudal rulers in Japan who owned vast estates of land

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Bushido

Strict "way of warrior" samurai code

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Heian Era

794, Capital city Kyoto, Fujiwara clan, strong Chinese religious etc influences

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Samurai

Warrior class of feudal Japan

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Nara

Capital in Nara period 710-784, Taika Reforms, powerful Buddhist monasteries, rise of bureaucratic class, grid pattern like Chang'an

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Zen Buddhism

Shinto+Buddhism, appealed to aristocrats, nature/study/meditation, samurai code

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Bakufu

Shogunate system (feudal where shogun rules, aristocrats become vassals for shogun)

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Shintoism

Indigenous Japanese religion where kami live in gods, humans, and inanimate objects