Self reliant and culturally distinct on the fringe Laggards to Loners Early

Self reliant and culturally distinct on the fringe

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Self-reliant and culturally distinct on the fringe Laggards to Loners: Early History Lagging behind to being isolationist They were not always #1 they are late bloomers Japan starts as a group of people from central Asia and Mongolia Migration 500-400 BC Japan didn’t start until 400-500 AD Culture and people came from Asia o Ideas, influence, philosophy o Japan copied Asia not the other way around Writing o Based on Chinese Daoism and Buddhism o Borrowed and shaped Japanese thought All levels of tech, art, martial arts, and architecture o Came from influences Confucianism o System of thought and ruling o Emperor 1300 years ago became distinctly Japan Yamato Dynasty o Jimmu in 680 o Single continuous line o Akihito – current o Oldest single continuous line of rulers Emperor figurehead o Shoguns held the real power even 1000 years ago o Almost identical to feudal system in Europe King Nobel o Fighting for territory and land Knights Peasants/serfs o Japan
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Emperor Shogun o Fighting for territory and land Daimyo Samurai Peasants o Battles for years 1,000 to 1,580 AD classic Shogun system o 1580 Tokugawa Shogunate take over and defeat all the other Shogun system and consolidate power and unite Japan for the first time and plunge the country into isolationism End of 600 years of conflict no more epic battles Peace era o Tokugawa Point 1 Explosion of Japanese Culture Arts and everything Japanese really grow here Gardens Architecture Attention to detail Bonsai becomes an art
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  • Fall '08
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