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Shogun Japan

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Will Mackinnon

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Emperor
was more of figure head

Shogun
was the military leader and real ruler of Japan

Daimyo
were rich owners that owned a lot of land

Samurai
were master warriors

Peasants and farmers
were considered a very honorable profession

Artisans and Merchants made goods and tools, including swords, printer and boats.
The Feudal System
Emperor - Believed to be sent from the gods

Shogun - More in control of Japan than the emperor

Daimyo - Helped rule the provinces

Samurai - swore allegiance and loyalty to a Daimyo

Peasants - Largest single group in Japanese society (80%) and most where farmers, fisherman and mine workers

Craftspeople and merchants - Make goods such as swords, boats etc and most where wealthy.
Social Roles
Christianity
Religious Beliefs
Shogun Japan
By Will Mackinnon and Carlin McNamara
Shogun Nobunga
Centralised government to Kyoto
Changed from using swords to
gun powder
Momoyama Shogunate
Samurai
A Case Study of Medieval Japan through Art: Samurai Life in Medieval Japan, http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/curriculum/imaging-japanese-history/medieval/essay.html, 6th June

East Asia HIstory fro Kids, https://sites.google.com/site/mrvailsclass2/feudal-japan, (8th June)

Easton, Mark and Saldais, Maggy and Smith, Richard, (2013), Oxford Big Ideas geogrphy | history, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne

Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/300531/Japan/23142/Medieval-Japan, (5th June)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g7E_sZnJ2ods, (7th June)

Bibliography
Shinto
Gods are called Kami
Life goal to reach enrichment
Families would pray to their ancestors
Confucianism
Was a chinese philsopher
It promoted loyalty and stability
Appealed the the ruling class
Buddism
It was first introduced in the 7th century
Prince Shotoku was a keen follower and brought it on heavily
Has 4 noble truths
Shogun Nobunga lasted from 1573-1582
Hideyoshi lasted from 1582-1603
Shogun Hideyoshi
Created the runification class
system
Most belonged to a daimyo
top ranking class in society under shogun and daimyo.
samurai means to serve
they where expected to live life through a set of rules called the bushido code
training began for them at the age of 5
they train under special teachers that Taught them a variety of things
They finished at the age of 15 with a formal cermony
The Portuguese and Spanish traders brought missionaries with them. They came to convert the Japanese to the catholic. Christianity spread rapidly in Japan. By 1570 around 30 000 Japanese had converted to Christianity.
Christianity was allowed to grow until 1620 but Tokugawa Ieyasu saw it as a threat
Christian church groups were socially mixeingand allowed the different social groups to interact.
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