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Feudal Japan. Mr. Millhouse AP World History Hebron High School. Yamato Period (300-710). Sinification of Japan Confucianism Writing System (kanji) Zen Buddhism Chinese art & architecture Government System Taika Reforms (645).

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feudal japan

Feudal Japan

Mr. Millhouse

AP World History

Hebron High School

yamato period 300 710
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

heian period 794 1156
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)
heian government
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)
kamakura shogunate
Kamakura Shogunate
  • Founded by Minamoto Yoritomo
    • Takes the title of shogun
  • Imperial court relegated to ceremonial duties
    • Power in the hands of bushi (samurai)
japanese feudal structure
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

samurai
Samurai
  • Bushido
    • Frugality
    • Loyalty
    • Martial Arts
    • Honor until death
      • Seppuku
  • Influenced by Confucianism and Buddhism
castles
Castles

Left: Main tower of Osaka castle which was constructed in 1583

Above: Outer wall and mote of Osaka castle