6 th Grade UBD - Unit 5 – Japanese Society. Japanese Society. Preview.
Emperor- A male leader of an empire or a ruler who has total power in a country or region.
Shogun- The highest-ranking samurai or general who received the title of Shogun for some great victory on behalf of the emperor.
Daimyo- Regional lords who controlled local territories and had their own group of loyal samurai. All daimyo shared an equal title, but some were more powerful than others.
Samurai- A Japanese warrior who was a member of the military upper classes.
Bushido- Or the way of the warrior is the traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.
Video- Creating a Samurai Sword
Reading Handout- Code of the Samurai
Haiku- A three-line poem with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. These poems do not rhyme.
Video- How to Write a Haiku