This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of East Asia - Feudal Japan. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The era of feudalism in Japan took place from the 12th through 19th centuries. During that period local rulers, either powerful families or military warlords, dominated the land, while the emperor was merely a figurehead and not a significant political presence. Japanese feudalism was organized around a four-tiered social structure: the samurai warrior class at the top, farmers & fisherman next, artisans, then merchants and shopkeepers at the bottom.
The samurai warriors, also known as bushi, took as their creed what later became known as the "Way of the Warrior,” a rigid value system of discipline and honor that required them to live and die in the service of their lords.
If commanded, true bushi were expected to give their lives without hesitation. Any form of disgrace, cowardice, dishonor, defeat, reflected poorly on the lord and was reason enough for a bushi to commit suicide by seppuku, or ritual disembowelment. In return for this devotion, the lord provided protection, financial security, and social status — in short, a reason to live.
The presentation covers the following:
Japanese Feudal Social Structure
The Samurai Warrior
The “Way of the Warrior”
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Civilizations of East Asia.