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Early Japan 250-794 AD. By: Bennet Hoffman Erin Calamari. Geography . 4 main islands-Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu Volcanic Mountains Little arable land Navagable rivers Influenced by China and Korea Isolated by ocean. Effects.

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Early japan 250 794 ad

Early Japan250-794 AD

By: Bennet Hoffman

Erin Calamari


Geography

Geography

  • 4 main islands-Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu

  • Volcanic Mountains

  • Little arable land

  • Navagable rivers

  • Influenced by China and Korea

    • Isolated by ocean


Early japan 250 794 ad

Effects

  • Military gain- escape invasion and cultural assimilation

  • Trade was easy- economy flourished

  • Vast coastline- allowed naval protection

  • Fish is a big source of Japanese diet


Yamato period 250 710

Yamato period 250-710

  • Yamato- old Japanese word for Japan

  • Western Honshu

  • Known for Burials, kofuns, of great kings

  • Formalized Shinto religion

  • Prince Shotoku- devoted his efforts to the spread of Buddhism and Chinese culture in Japan


Shintoism

Shintoism

  • One of the world’s oldest religions

  • “The way of the Gods”

  • Center on the worship of or respect for animist nature spirits known as kami

Sayings

To do good is to be pure. To commit evil is to be impure.

To admit a fault is the beginning of righteousness.


Yamato culture

Yamato Culture

  • Used iron tools for cultivation

  • Burials of kings

  • Japanese Taiko

    Drums

Kofun; keyhole-shaped tombs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpRn_QPrpGo&feature=related


Yamato religon

Yamato Religon

  • Buddhism was accepted

  • Shinto religion was formalized

  • Kings focused their rule around Mount Miwa (object of worship)

  • Isonokami Shrine at Tenri


End of yamato period

End of Yamato period

  • Empress Gemmeiordered to move the Imperial capital from Fujiwara-kyō to Heijō-kyō in 708

  • It was moved to Heijō-kyō in 710

  • Became the capital city of Japan

  • Established the Nara state


Nara period 710 784

Nara Period 710-784

  • Honshu island

  • Capitol is Heijō-kyō

  • Adopted Chinese models of government-Confucian ideals

  • Taiho Code- set of legal codes which consists both penal and administrative laws


Nara culture

Nara culture

  • Poetry-Man’yoshu (first large collection0)

  • Architecture- Todai-ji was built (eastern great temple)

  • Emperor Shomu initiated the influence of Buddhism in culture


Nara religion

Nara religion

  • Shinto beliefs – center on the worship of or respect for animist nature spirits known as kami

  • Buddhism became a main religion

  • Significance : Buddhism was never meant to be a religion, it was meant to be a life choice.


End of the nara period

End of the Nara Period

  • 784- new Emperor Kammu transferred the capital to Nagaoka

  • In order to meet the needs of the Japanese government chines idea were “Japanized”

  • Began the Heian reign


Questions

Questions

  • What religion was formalized during the Yamato and Nara Periods?

  • What is a major benefit of Japan being an island?

  • What are the burials during the Yamato Period also called?


Works citied

Works Citied

  • Websites

    • http://ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/602503?terms=early+japan+geography

    • http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE49&iPin=EAAC0833&SingleRecord=True

    • http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE49&iPin=WHII210&SingleRecord=True

    • http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE49&iPin=HMJ0489&SingleRecord=True

    • http://www.dlshq.org/religions/shintoism.htm

  • Images

    • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JmFdoAXCB54/Tfx9WusuHjI/AAAAAAAAAI0/WdZ8hpbQkds/s1600/Ancient-Japanese-Culture.jpg

    • http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/travel/images/japan_map_islands.gif

    • http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/roads/photos/history_nintoku_kofun.jpg

    • http://i.cdn.cnngo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/inline_image_240x240/_DSC9185.jpg

    • http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/5823865.jpg

    • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3719804531_613013d9ec.jpg

    • http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/todaji-eastern-great-temple-nara-japan-hector-moran.jpg

    • http://lhswildcats.org/files/lhs/images/n508/schinto_web.jpg

    • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSI5UhVhd_RvxB_9JpNBUtXoeEDvdoX3o4lujTZ89fBL3DxLQqs

    • http://tojiemorimoto.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/nara11.jpg?w=318&h=340


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