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Art in Japan

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Art in Japan
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This site gives a brief art history of Japan from its earliest beginnings with sections on the influence ofthe Samurai culture, the arts of Zen, and the feudal arts and architecture during the Muromachi era and Momoyama era.

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The Decline of the Tokugawa Shogunate

10th grade history project on the causes and events of the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 19th century Japan.
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This video is the result of a 10th grade history project on the causes and events of the end of theTokugawa Shogunate in 19th century Japan. 

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Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour

Edo Japan tour A tour of Edo (Tokyo) Japan, describing the history of Japan's greatest city.
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Edo is the ancient name for Tokyo. During the reign of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Japan's emperor reigned in secluded majesty at the imperial capital in Kyoto. However, the true center of power, government, the economy and social life was Edo, where the Shogun lived and ruled the country. This site gives a virtual tour of the ancient Edo. 

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Japan - Decline of the Tokugawa

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This site describes the foreign intrusions and other factors that helped to bring down the Tokugawa in Japan.

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The Bakuhan System - The Tokugawa Shoguns - History - Japan - Asia

The Bakuhan System - The Tokugawa Shoguns - History - Japan - Asia | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
bakuhan, system, tokugawa, shoguns, history, japan, asia
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This website about the Japanese shoguns has sections on the Bakuhan system, the Shogans as forces of social change, and the eventual decline of the shogunate as the country opened to foreign influence.

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The Samurai in Feudal Japan

The Samurai in Feudal Japan | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
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This site recounts stories of the samurai from the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

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Feudal Japan | History | Articles

Feudal Japan | History | Articles | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
History of Feudal Japan from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) to the Azuchi-Momoyama period ((1573-1603).
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This site describes the hierarchy of feudal Japan, and further details of the Kamakura, Muromachi, and Azuchi Momoyaa periods, with links to a photo gallery of Japanese artefacts of the time.

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Shoguns, Samurai, and Japanese Culture

Shoguns, Samurai, and Japanese Culture | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
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This site concentrates on the culture of Medieval Japan (1185 - 1600), its warriors, castles and feudal structure, and the Japanese Samurai Code. The influence of Medieval Japan extended up through World War II and echoes of it can still be found in Japanese culture today.

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Japanese samurai and shoguns

Japanese samurai and shoguns | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
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This site explains the role of the samurai and the shoguns, with supporting images of ancient artefacts from a gallery collection.

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Japan under the Shoguns

Japan under the Shoguns | Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 - 1867) | Scoop.it
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This site covers the period from the appointment of Minamoto Yoritomo as Japan's first shogun or military commander in 1185, and the military power of the shoguns that endured in Japan until 1867 when the last shogun resigned and the emperor was restored to power.

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