- They brought new ideas and customs of the Chinese people. These set of
reforms are called Taika.
- Ideas are the Chinese writing system, model of government, Buddhism,
Confucianism, law, food, architecture, style of dress and ideas of art and life.
\ue000Established 710 \u2013 794 C.E
\ue000In 710 C.E., they have their first permanent city and named Nara.
\ue000Nara was modeled after the Chang An, capital of the Tang Dynasty in China. They
of clothes and art of calligraphy.
A fine example of this aristocratic culture is the great novel, The Tale of Genji,
written by Murasaki Shikibu or Lady Murusaki.
their own private army composed of warriors and samurai. A military tradition
known as \u201cBushido\u201d or \u201cCode of Honor\u201d. Loyalty, honor and courage are among
the important qualities of a samurai. They also practice \u201cseppuku\u201d or \u201charakiri\u201d.
\ue000Established 1600 \u2013 1868, headed by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
\ue000Established their capital in \u201cEdo\u201d (Tokyo in present-day)
\ue000He restricted ownership of sword to the samurais only and surrender swords of
3 types of Daimyos
1. Fudai Daimyo \u2013 member clan
2. Shimpan Daimto - related clan
3. Tozama Daimyo \u2013 outside clan
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