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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...
Food & Agriculture in Ancient Japan
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Food & Agriculture in Ancient Japan

The diet of ancient Japan was heavily influenced by its geography as an archipelago, foodstuffs and eating habits imported from mainland Asia, religious beliefs, and an appreciation for the aesthetic appearance of dishes, not just the taste...
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...
Kamakura Period
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kamakura Period

The Kamakura Period or Kamakura Jidai (1185-1333 CE) of medieval Japan began when Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199 CE) defeated the Taira clan at the Battle of Dannoura in 1185 CE. The period is named after Kamakura, a coastal town 48 kilometres...
Ghosts in Ancient Japan
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Ghosts in Ancient Japan

Ghosts (obake or yurei) appear in ancient Japanese folklore and literature, usually in moral tales designed to both warn and entertain but they were also an important element of ancestor worship. If the deceased members of a family were not...
Tea in Ancient China & Japan
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Tea in Ancient China & Japan

Tea, still probably the world's most popular prepared beverage, was first drunk by Chinese monks to aid meditation and those who valued its medicinal qualities, but it quickly grew in popularity, spreading to other East Asian cultures, especially...
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...
Shogun
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Shogun

The shoguns of medieval Japan were military dictators who ruled the country via a feudal system where a vassal's military service and loyalty was given in return for a lord's patronage. Established as an institution by the first shogun proper...
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...
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...
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