Japanese Religion and Philosophy

Use the following table to organise your notes as you explore the religions and philosophies of Medieval Japan.

As always in History, you should be able to support your ideas with evidence. Use your text book (ps.186 – 189) and the websites provided, along with any other research you conduct.

You will research 3 movements, and should spend 15 minutes on each one.

What

What are the main tenets of this religion or philosophy?

What are its teachings?

 

 

Who

Who are the followers?

Who leads this movement?

Who founded this movement?

Where

Where did this movement come from?

Where does it enjoy popularity?

When

When did this movement begin?

 

How

How does this movement teach people to live?

How should a follower behave?

Why

Why do you think this movement was developed – what opportunities did it provide?

 

Shinto:

BBC Website

Zen Buddhism:

BBC Website

Bushido:

PBS Website


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