Medieval Japan

By: Yassie Buchanan

Language and Writing

- Japanese and Chinese characters stand for ideas and symbols represent sound.

- They had calligraphy which was the art of writing beautifully it was much admired.

-Every well educated person was expected to practice it.

- Peoples handwriting was considered to reveal much about his or her education, social standings, and character.

- They wrote poems, plays, etc. using calligraphy.

- They borrowed Chinas writing system but made it their own.

- They made symbols that stand for sounds like letters in our English alphabet.