Geography, History, Feudalism, Shintoism, Current events
Feudalism in Japan
- The shogun (like the king) ruled the country through the daiymo(like the nobles), who were the heads of the samurai (like the knights).
- Peasants farmed the land in exchange for protection by the samurai, who operated under a code of conduct known as bushido (like chivalry).
Again, society was organized under a rigid class system with no social mobility. Click the button for a chart.
The Tokugawa Shoguns maintained an ethnocentric policy toward the outside world. However, cultural influences from China did migrate to Japan down the Korean Peninsula.
He's famous for his series of color wood-block prints "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji," of which the most famous of all is The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
The Japanese flag
A shrine is the place of worship for the people that practice Shintoism.