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  •  Honour and duty in our lives: Very important in Edo society (Lord Asano and the 47 ronin)  Honour and death were more important than law.
  •  Tokugawa used the social structure to support his rule (feudalism) Social Controls: the rules and customs in a society that regulate people’s behavior - purpose: to maintain order Confucianism: important role in the acceptance of class distinctions (taught everyone they had a proper place in society)  Modest/work and study hard/proper behavior/compassion
  • Ruler SubjectFather ChildrenHusband WifeOlder brother Younger brotherFriend FriendDuties and Obligations: Duties and Obligations:•To be a wise and just leader •To obey•To support and provide for the other •To respect•To protect the other •To honour
  •  Samurai were masters of farmers, artisans, and merchants Used power to keep order Organized lower classes into groups of five families called goningumi (members were to help each other) Group members were responsible for the behavior of others in the group – all could be punished if one person was disobedient, disrespectful to a superior or did not work hard enough.
  •  Shogunate used military and social controls to shape Edo society (developed a strong sense of identity) 1534 Age of European Exploration(50 years before Tokugawa Ieyasu united Japan) 1543 a Portuguese ship wrecked off the shore of a small Japanese island (traders) Came from a southerly direction so became known as “southern barbarians” Soon followed by Spanish, Dutch and British Traders and Christian missionaries.
  •  First contacts were favorable however they had many cultural and religious differences. Portuguese society had been influenced by Renaissance values and ideals which favored competition/individuality/more flexible social structure
  •  Francis Xavier, a Jesuit, arrived in Japan in 1549 to start missions to convert the upper classes, the daimyo and the samuai, to Christianity. Both the Japanese beliefs and Christianity had ethical codes (rules about right and wrong behavior) The Christian idea of one God was a new idea to the Japanese The Japanese believed in loyalty to daimyo, emperor, and the shogun Christians taught that a person’s spiritual loyalty should be to God in Heaven.