Women in Ancient Japan


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Briefly describes the women of Ancient Japan. Outlines topics such as living conditions, marriage, religion and leisure. Made for Year 10 History Class (November 2012).

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Women in Ancient Japan

  1. 1. 古代日本にお ける女性!(Women in Ancient Japan) By ラクエル (Raquel)
  2. 2. A woman in ancient Japan had a pretty basic way of life, especially if she lived in the rural areas and by the fishing and mountain areas. She would make clothes for the man and prepare the生活条件 meals, particularly after the man would be out fishing or hunting in which she would meanwhile wait for the hunted food to arrive so she could cook the meal. (Living The woman would also take care of the gardenConditio which held fresh ns) vegetables; she would in addition do minor chores around the household.
  3. 3. In Ancient times, women were allowed to rule since it was believed that a women would法的及び bring peace and control to Japan. Himiko/Pimiko was a shaman queen who ruled政治的権 Japan during the third century. 利 During the Heian period in the twelfth century, women were allowed to inherit property in their names as well as be in charge of the(Legal & property themselves.politica Women were also entitled to ‘be educated and, ifl rights) discrete, take lovers’.
  4. 4. In Ancient Japan, on or just before and after the wedding day the bridegroom would move inレジャー with the bride and her family and offer to do work for them for a specified amount of time. He would also give his bride’s family goods.(marriag e& Girls didn’t marry for love; they would undertake family arranged marriages instead. Unlike in other ancient civilizations, dowries were never madestructur and divorce was uncommon, though when it e) took place, a big sum of debt had to be paid by the ex-husband’s family.
  5. 5. Although it was still mainly a ‘man’ thing to do during the Nara period from AD 710 toレジャー 794, women had started to take pleasure in reading and writing poetry. Making embroidered balls known as ‘temari balls’ was a common pastime for(Leisure) noble women early in the Edo Period. These balls would be made for princesses who would use them to play hand ball games with the children.
  6. 6. Just as women’s interest towards reading and writing developed, women also started to practice the religion of Shinto and learn more about the religion’s teachings. 宗教 It is usually accepted that the first three beings in Japan to devote their lives to Buddhism were women, with many others following in their tracks. Within the Nara period, nuns were given the same position as monks.(religion )
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