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Importance of Geography in Medieval Japan
Worksheet/Activityby Marion Wadowski

Importance of Geography in Medieval Japan

This activity has been designed to fit a 30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching, as well as homeschooling. Students have to complete a map of medieval Japan and answer some questions about...
Arts & Culture in Medieval Japan
Worksheet/Activityby Marion Wadowski

Arts & Culture in Medieval Japan

This activity has been designed to fit a 30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching, as well as homeschooling. Students have to read three articles (also available in an audio format) on the three...
Martial Arts in Medieval Japan
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Martial Arts in Medieval Japan

There were 18 martial arts (bugei or bujutsu) in medieval Japan, and these included use of weapons, unarmed self-defence techniques, swimming, and equestrian skills. Initially designed to hone the skills of warriors for greater success on...
Azuchi-Momoyama Period
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Azuchi-Momoyama Period

The Azuchi-Momoyama Period (Azuchi-Momoyama Jidai, aka Shokuho Period, 1568/73 - 1600 CE) was a brief but significant period of medieval Japan's history which saw the country unified after centuries of a weak central government and petty...
Muromachi Period
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Muromachi Period

The Muromachi Period (Muromachi Jidai, 1333-1573 CE) refers to the period of Japanese medieval history when the Ashikaga shogun capital was located in the Muromachi area of Heiankyo (Kyoto). Replacing the Kamakura Shogunate (1192-1333 CE...
Feudal Japan
Lesson Packby Marion Wadowski

Feudal Japan

In this pack, you will find four lesson plans about feudal Japan, including activities, assignments, homework, and keys (all suitable for online teaching), as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format Glossary of...
Prince Shotoku
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Prince Shotoku

Prince Shotoku (574-622 CE) ruled as regent of Japan from 594 to 622 CE and is one of the most celebrated figures in all of Japanese history. The prince was a great supporter of Chinese culture and Buddhism, spreading both during his reign...
Timeline of Medieval Japan
Imageby Marion Wadowski

Timeline of Medieval Japan

Illustrated timeline of Medieval Japan, showing the evolution of feudal society, religion, government and military through several periods: Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333) Muromachi Period (1333 - 1573) Sengoku Period (1467 - 1567...
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony (chanoyu or chado) is a cultural tradition involving very particular places, procedures, and equipment for drinking green tea. Originating as a habit of Chinese Buddhist monks to aid their meditation, tea-drinking...
Sengoku Period
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Sengoku Period

The Sengoku Period (Sengoku Jidai, 1467-1568 CE), also known as the Warring States Period, was a turbulent and violent period of Japanese history when rival warlords or daimyo fought bitterly for control of Japan. The period falls within...
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