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What is the main political characteristics of Japanese feudalism?
The both had a decentralized government.
Well basically there is only one that I know of right now..... If you don't trust me to bad for you! I am in a honors social studies class and i am the smartest out of everyon…e ANSWER: A characteristic of European Feudalism was land in exchange for military services
An exchange of land for services
FEUDALISM; POWERFUL NOBLES GRANTED LAND TO LESSER NOBLES IN EXCHANGE FOR LOYALTY AND MILITARY SERVICE. MANORIALISM; A LORD AND SEVERAL FAMILIES SHARED THE LAND OF THE M…ANOR, PEASANTS FARMED 2/3 OF THE LAND, PROVIDED SERVICES AND PAID TAXES
In Japan, merchants were not as well regarded, peasant farmers were more highly regarded and women were exacted to be stronger.
The clan leaders (daimyos) were the highest class other than the Imperial family.
Land was exchanged for military service and obligations.
The structure of Japanese feudal society is as follows: 1. Emperor. 2. Shogun and daimyo. 3. Samurai warriors. 4. Peasants and artisans. 5. M…erchants. The Feudal Society functioned on the basis of fealty (loyalty) to the King for land.
A feudal system
The Japanese feudal system mainly consisted of the ,Emperor , shogan , diamyo , samurias , peasants , artisians and merchants . the merchants were considered the last social g…roup because they mad their income through others money payment from goods
The medieval period is Europe was characterised by a form of social organisation known as "feudalism." This was a complex system of rights and obligations, under which land wa…s held in return for service to the landowner. Under feudalism, medieval society formed a pyramid, with the King at the top. The King theoretically owned all the land in the country, parcelling it out to the lords, in exchange for (mainly military) support. As well as the land, the lord obtained rights to control its use and enforce the law within its boundaries. In turn, the lords delegated land to their subordinates, in exchange for the subordinates' promised service to the lord, and so on, until the level of the peasants, who actually worked the land. Typically, the peasant tenant's rent obligations involved working on the lord's demesne and/or giving part of their crop to the lord, with further obligation to fight for the lord when required. After the drastic fall in population due to the Black Death, money rents came to replace work on the lord's demesne. The Norman conquest he 1066 invasion was the most significant factor in shaping the development of British feudalism. However, even in those areas where Norman power was strongest - the agriculturally productive South and East - the distinctions between royalty and barons and knights were not very sharp until the end of the 16th century. In the North and West, older patterns of social relations tended to persist to some degree until the 16th century. In these areas, the basis of power was not rooted not so much in power over the distribution of land but in control of a kin goup.1 Lords Feudal lordship was hereditary, with feudal rights and duties passing automatically to the eldest son on the lord's death. A lord was tied to his subordinates, and vice versa, through ties that might extend across several generations. A lord must be closely involved with his people. He lived in the territory which he held or risked losing it. An essential feature of the feudal system was that political and economic
Society was divided into two classes in Feudal Japan, the nobility and the peasants. The noble class made up roughly twelve percent of the population with peasants making …up the rest. Emperor and Shogun The Emperor and the Shogun were the highest ranking nobles. During Japan's feudal period the Shogun held the most power while the Emperor was more of a puppet figure with little actual power. As the Shogun was a military leader his sword, or Nihonto in Japanese (katana came later in the Mid-Muromachi period), was an important part of his attire. Daimyo Daimyo were powerful warlords and the most powerful rulers under the Shogun from the 10th century to the early 19th century. Within their province the Daimyo had complete military and economic power. Daimyo had vast hereditary land holdings and armies to protect the land and its workers. The most powerful warlords sometimes achieved the status of Shogun. Samurai The Daimyo armies were made up of Samurai warriors. Samurai worked under Daimyo, but they had additional privileges and held a higher social status than common people. These privileges included being able to have a surname, a family crest, and carry two swords. People with Samurai family names are still treated with great respect in Japan today. Although most samurai were not well educated, they had a strict code of honor or the "way of the warrior", known as bushido in Japanese. If a Samurai broke the bushido code and brought dishonor to him/herself they would be expected to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. Women were allowed to serve as samurai but always served under a male leader. Peasants Peasants were divided into several sub-classes. The highest ranking of the peasants were farmers. Farmers who owned their own land ranked higher than farmers who did not. Craftsmen, or artisans, were the second highest ranking after the farmers. They worked with wood and metal and some became well-known as expert Samura sword makers. Merchants were the lowest ranking because it was felt they made their living off of other people's work. However, in later times when Japan began to use money more as currency merchants became more wealthy. People above the Four-Tier System: Although feudal Japan is said to have had a four tier social system, some Japanese lived above the system, and some below. On the very pinnacle of society was the shogun, the military ruler. He was generally the most powerful daimyo; when the Tokugawa family seized power in 1603, the shogunate became hereditary. The Tokugawas ruled for 15 generations, until 1868. Although the shoguns ran the show, they ruled in the name of the emperor. The emperor, his family and the court nobility had little power, but they were at least nominally above the shogun, and also above the four tier system. The emperor served as a figurehead for the shogun, and as the religious leader of Japan. Buddhist and Shinto priests and monks were above the four-tier system, as well. People below the Four-Tier System: Some unfortunate people also fell below the lowest rung of the four-tier ladder. These people included the ethnic minority Ainu, the descendants of slaves, and those employed in taboo industries. Buddhist and Shinto tradition condemned people who worked as butchers, executioners, and tanners as unclean. They were called the eta. Another class of social outcasts were the hinin, which included actors, wandering bards, and convicted criminals. Prostitutes and courtesans, including oiran, tayu, and geisha, also lived outside of the four tier system. They were ranked against one another by beauty and accomplishment. Today, all of these people who lived below the four-tiers are collectively called "burakumin." Officially, families descended from the burakumin are just ordinary people, but they can still face discrimination from other Japanese in hiring and marriage.
Local lords were called daimyo. They retained soldiers called samurai. The top ruling lord in Japan was called the Shogun. The feudal leaders received tribute from the t…erritories they were responsible for.
The lowest form of the Feudalism class in Japan was serfdom. Serfs were tied to land that was owned by a Lord. The Serfs received payment in the form of protection as well… as a small portion of the harvest they worked to cultivate.