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1

Shinto

A native Japanese religion meaning “way of the gods,” and focuses on worshiping nature and ancestor gods.

2

Etiquette

A code of correct behavior and appearance.

3

Feudalism

A social and economic system in witch peasant farmers worked land for land owners (daimyo)

4

Samurai

Loyal warriors who lived according to a demanding code of behavior called bushido.

5

Bushido

The “way of the warrior” a samurai was expected to show reckless courage, reverence for the gods, fairness, and generosity toward those weaker than himself.

6

Daimyo

Territorial lords who protected those loyal to them with a private army of samurai.

7

Kabuki

In which actors in elaborate costumes using music, dance, and mime, performed skits about urban life.

8

Haiku

A type of poetry that does not express ideas but presents images.

9

Shogun

It was a military dictator that was able to gain power from the emperor and things like officials, judges, taxes, armies, and roads were all under his authority.