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Medieval Japan Vocabulary

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Medieval Japan Vocabulary
Clan
1.
A group of families related by blood or marriage.
2. Constitution
A written plan of government.
3. Animism
Belief that all natural things are alive and have their own spirits.
4. Shrine
Holy place.
5. Samurai
Class of warriors in feudal Japan who pledged loyalty to a noble in return for land.
6. Shogun
Military ruler of feudal Japan.
7. Daimyo
Powerful military lord in feudal Japan.
8. Vassal
In feudalism, a noble who held land from and served a higher-ranking lord, and in return was given protection.
9. Feudalism
Political system based on bonds of loyalty between lords and vassals.
10. Sect
A smaller group with distinct beliefs within a larger religious group.
11. Martial Arts
Sports, such as judo and karate, that involve combat and self-defense.
12. Meditation
Practice of quiet reflection to clear the mind and find inner peace.
13. Calligraphy
The art of producing beautiful handwriting.
14. Tanka
Japan's oldest form of poetry; an un-rhymed poem of five lines.
15. Guild
Medieval business group formed by craftspeople and merchants.

Lakeside
Junior High

Fall 2013
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