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Title: ANCIENT JAPAN


1
ANCIENT JAPAN
2
VOCABULARY
  • Clan
  • A group of families who trace their descent from
    a common ancestor
  • Led by a chief

3
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES
  • Korea
  • Bronze and iron technology for tools and weapons
  • Rice
  • Buddhism
  • China
  • Writing system
  • Calendar
  • Centralized government

4
ZEN BUDDHISM
  • Most influential branch of Buddhism in Japan
  • Believe in sudden enlightenment rather than
    through years of study
  • Believers must try to understand koans
  • This will lead to enlightenment

5
FEUDAL JAPAN
  • Lords hired warriors to fight other lords
  • Japan became divided into large estates
  • Much disorder and violence

6
vocabulary
  • Samurai
  • A Japanese warrior who pledged to serve a
    particular lord and protect his estate
  • Became a distinct social class
  • Shogun
  • In feudal Japan, the emperors chief general, who
    held most of the countrys power.

7
TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu was shogun
  • Europeans arrived in Japan
  • Brought firearms and goods
  • Converted many to Catholicism

8
THE CLOSING DOOR
  • Tokugawa ordered all Christians to leave Japan
  • Would not let Japanese people return after
    leaving
  • Banned European trade
  • EFFECT ISOLATED
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