By: Summer Ballinger, DakotaHogue, Kyresha Darrough, and Brittany Hallum
Mount Fuji is an important nation symbol. The seas surrounding Japan made it easier for ships to travel. Japan developed its own fiercely independent society with it own religion, art, literature, and govenerment. The vast ocean, kept Japanese people insosalated or separated. Ancient Greece forced Japanese to turn to the sea for a living.
Japan-a chain of island that stretches North to South in the Northern Pacific Ocean. Hokkaido-one of the 4 largest oceans of Japan. Shikoku-one of the 4 largest oceans of Japan. Kyushu-one of the largest oceans in Japan. Shrines-holy places. Kamakura-a small see side place. Daimyo-areas were headed by powerful military lords.
Sects-smaller religious groups Meditation-followers of Zen Buddhism Animism- Believed that all of these things have their own spirits Clans- the early Japanese Constitution- a plan of government Samurai- Class of warriors in feudal Japan who pledged loyalty to a noble in return for land
Heian-Emperor Kammu of Japan Minamoto Yoritomo-leader of the Minamoto Ashicaga Takuji-turned against the emperor and made himself shogun in 1993 Jimmy-took the title “emperor of heaven” Shogun-Commander of all of the emperor’s military forces