Beliefs and practices promoting communication with the spiritual world.
A large, strategically located region composed of conflicting states caught between the conflicting interests of great powers.
A cycle of land use between crop and fallow years is needed to work around tropical soils’ infertility.
A native animist tradition of Japan, Shinto practice is based upon the premise that every being and object has its spirit or kami.
The emperor’s army with the powers of a military dictator, a position created by the Japanese emperor in 1192 after a struggle between two powerful clans.