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Introduction to japan

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Mr. Snyder's overview of early Japanese society

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Introduction to japan

  1. 1. <ul><li>Mountainous terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively isolated from the rest of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile land, plentiful rainfall </li></ul>
  2. 2. Ise Shrine Miyajima Shrine
  3. 3. Emperor Jimmu The three imperial symbols: mirror (wisdom), sword (valour), and the jewel (benevolence)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Introduced to Japan in 538 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Centralization of state power </li></ul><ul><li>government and law modelled on the Chinese system and Confucianism </li></ul>Horyu-ji Temple
  6. 6. Prince Shotoku Chinese Writing
  7. 8. <ul><li>Capital moved to Kyoto </li></ul><ul><li>Peak of classical Japanese culture </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual rise of military clans </li></ul>

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