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Title: Feudal Japan


1
Feudal Japan
  • Mr. Millhouse
  • AP World History
  • Hebron High School

2
Yamato Period (300-710)
  • Sinification of Japan
  • Confucianism
  • Writing System (kanji)
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Chinese art architecture
  • Government System
  • Taika Reforms (645)

Prince Shotoku (573-621) supported adoption of
Chinese culture and Buddhism
3
Heian Period (794-1156)
  • Moving away from Chinese politics, religion,
    the arts
  • Last imperial mission to Tang China occurred in
    838
  • Elaborate court life
  • Poetry and literature
  • Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki
  • Japanese writing system (kana)

4
Heian Government
  • Political power was dominated by aristocratic
    families
  • Fujiwara clan ruled as regents
  • End of period due to the rise of military clans
  • Minamoto clan, Fujiwara clan, Taira clan,
    Tachibana clan
  • Gempei Wars (1180-1185)

5
Kamakura Shogunate
  • Founded by Minamoto Yoritomo
  • Takes the title of shogun
  • Imperial court relegated to ceremonial duties
  • Power in the hands of bushi (samurai)

6
Japanese Feudal Structure
  • Feudalism a political, economic, and social
    system based on loyalty, land, and military
    service.

Shogun
Loyalty
Land
Daimyo
Daimyo
Loyalty
Land
Samurai
Samurai
Samurai
Protection
Food
Peasant
Peasant
Peasant
Peasant
7
Japanese Feudal Structure
8
Samurai
  • Bushido
  • Frugality
  • Loyalty
  • Martial Arts
  • Honor until death
  • Seppuku
  • Influenced by Confucianism and Buddhism

9
Castles
Left Main tower of Osaka castle which was
constructed in 1583 Above Outer wall and mote of
Osaka castle
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