Japanese History: Shogun & Shinto

                    Setting – Japan is an island country: protected by the water from outside invasions – The sea provided fish & created sailors (and pirates too) – China deeply influenced Japan – Iron work, Confucian philosophies, Buddhism – Chinese immigrated bringing pottery & intermarrying – In the 6th & 7th centuries…

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Japanese History: Zen Buddhism

                    ZEN BUDDHISM “They who know do not tell, and they who tell do not know.” – Tao The King Became Taoism in China but is a sect of Buddhism. Teaches: · Dependence upon oneself for answers to questions and for wisdom · When question is felt, the answer is received…

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Japan’s Feudal Development

                    Japan’s Feudal Development The organization of land into a standardized system was one of the developments necessary to allow the rise of Japan’s militarist society. Historically, the traditional uji (clans) had maintained themselves through basic agriculture while dominating the collective political environment. More people and planning were needed, however, in order…

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