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These resources will be of interest to students in Year 8 completing the History unit Shogunate Japan Depth Study and also anyone who is interested in Japanese history!

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Year 8 Shogunate Japan

This fantastic site has information on everything we will be exploring in this unit.

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National Geographic

On August 21, 1192, Minamoto Yorimoto was appointed as a shogun, or military leader, in Kamakura, Japan. Yorimoto established Japan’s first military government, or bakufu, called the Kamakura shogunate.

Britannica

The term shogun appeared in various titles given to military commanders commissioned for the imperial government’s 8th- and 9th-century.

Khan Academy

An overview of the Japanese Medieval period in which Shoguns ruled under the bakufu (shogunate) feudal system. Discussion of daimyo during the Kamakura and Muromachi/Ashikaga periods. Samurai and bushido.

Geographical Development in Japan

You Tube

The Warring States: Sengoku Jidai

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Definitions

Definitions

Here are some of the key terms you will need to know and understand to complete your assessment. 

Samurai 

Daimyo

Emperor

Shogun (seii taishogun)

Shogunate

Feudalism (Shi-No-Ko-Sho)

Clans

Vassals

Provinces (domains)

Palanquin

Seppuku

Bushido

Ronin

Shintoism

Buddhism

Confucianism

Isolationism

Restoration

Treaty

Westernisation

Taiko

Ukiyo-e