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Madnick Global History 9. Chain of islands. Japan-the basics. Made up of more than 3,000 islands. Seas protected Japan from invasion Never conquered by other people. archipelago. Shinto. Japan’s major religion Kami=Shinto gods/spirits Kami are found in nature:

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Madnick global history 9

Madnick

Global History 9


Japan the basics

Chain of

islands

Japan-the basics

  • Made up of more than 3,000 islands.

  • Seas protected Japan from invasion

  • Never conquered by other people

archipelago


Shinto
Shinto

  • Japan’s major religion

  • Kami=Shinto gods/spirits

  • Kami are found in nature:

    Earth, Fire, Wind, Water

  • special humans become kami after they die, especially the emperor


Political social systems
Political/Social Systems

His Imperial Majesty AKIHITO, the 125th Emperor of Japan, of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, Order of the Rising Sun, Order of the Sacred Treasure, elder son of the late Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kojun , born on 23 December 1933 at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

  • People of early Japan lived in clans

  • 300-Yamato clan became dominant

  • Yamato leader became first emperor

  • modern emperor is a direct descendant of first Yamato emperor


Social political systems
Social/Political Systems

  • 800-1200 -Japanese government grew weaker

  • 1185- Yoritomo Minamoto named first shogun (general)

  • Shogun had all political and military power in Japan until 1700’s


Social political systems1
Social/Political Systems

  • Under shoguns, Japan developed a social/political system called feudalism

    -social/political system based on ownership of land, military service to one’s superior, and loyalty between rulers and the ruled


Japanese feudalism
Japanese Feudalism

Emperor

Shogun

Daimyo

Samurai

Peasants


Japanese feudalism1
Japanese Feudalism

  • Emperor-respected by all; no real power

  • Shogun-real political and military power

    -controlled all land

  • Daimyo-ran estates based on to shogun’s rules

  • Samurai- professional warriors; served daimyo

  • Peasants-tied to land; produced all food


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