From movies and books to music and video games, entertainment developed in Japan is different than that of their Western counterparts. Knights were captured and traded back for ransom. Knights in Europe had serfs who would tend to their land that they had received from the lords. Maryanne Cline Horowitz, Thomas Gale 2005,. The feudal system in Europe had little scope for social advancement. Because of this form of government, the European lifestyle changed dramatically as the Japanese culture began to form. These levels of strata included 1 nobles 2 warriors and 3 tenant farmers or serfs.
As the world has become smaller and entertainment has gone from being confined to its country of origin to being available across the globe, Japan continues to display its unique identity by producing distinct experiences within the same mediums as Western countries. They are supposed to set a good example but now, 869 Words 4 Pages Two noticeable classes of warriors appeared during the time of feudalism in Europe and in Japan. Friday notes that in the 21st century historians of Japan rarely invoke feudalism; instead of looking at similarities, specialists attempting comparative analysis concentrate on fundamental differences. These two feudalistic societies had their own similarities and some differences. Art of the time period was solely based on religion, though it was primarily Buddhist in Japan, western European art displayed the strength of Christianity in their society. The Hundred Article Code of Chosokabe states that everyone should be prepared and trained to fight in a war, but only the ones who excel greatly should take it up as a career.
The daimyo owned tracts of land and allowed peasants to live and work on it. It is interesting to note, however, that although Japan and Europe had no quantifiable contact with one another during this time period, hey managed to develop sociopolitical systems akin to one another. European feudalism was based on Germanic law, while Japanese feudalism was based on Chinese Confucian law. Distinctively… 843 Words 4 Pages Different religious beliefs. Knights and samurai had very different approaches to death.
Japan had a more widespread expectation of peoples who received training for war, and Western Europe wanted only one class of people. Believed in Christianity which is a monotheistic belief. The person receiving the fief was called a vassal. Western Europe turned the Three- Field system while Japan did not. In Europe they had kings who had nobles, nobles provided knights mounted warrior, or infantry solders and under them were serfs. The first use of these terms is in , one of the least Germanic areas of Europe and bordering Muslim Spain. For instance they both had an established pyramid but with different figureheads, and classes.
Both were affected by the growth in technology which ultimately guided to their demise. Feudalism was more than gallant knights and heroic samurai, it was a way of life of extreme inequality, poverty, and violence. The European system was more centralized than the Japanese system, because the Japanese emperor had no full control of the local aristocracy. In the 18th century, writers of the Enlightenment wrote about feudalism to denigrate the antiquated system of the , or French monarchy. The shogun, just like in China and Europe, distributed land to the daimyo, or lords, in exchange for their allegiance and military service when needed. Feudal Japanese and European societies were built on a system of.
In Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Emperor was the same way. Politically, the two areas differed greatly. This was a great concept when considering the need for self-sufficiency; moreover, a basic. Although feudalism in Japan and Europe has vanished, a few traces remain. The vassal has to send troops because he has to. The Europeans were more focused toward knights and the warrior class than the arts. Instead, the daimyo allotted them a portion to live on and paid an income based in rice.
A feudal-style relationship existed between the lord and his samurai, and the samurai often served the same family for many years. This precept of Catholicism originates from the belief that those who go commit suicide are emended to hell, a consequence that is unimaginable in the Christian faith. Many of the pioneers in learning to study and understand the physical world from a scientific point of view have come from Europe. Szczomak 1 Jaeson Szczomak Professor J. To begin, the marriage practices of people in Indonesia can be gruesome and heartbreaking. Thus the old word feos meaning movable property changed little by little to feus meaning the exact opposite: landed property.
Tokugawa rule continued in Japan until 1868, when the ended feudal rule, abolished the warrior class, and opened Japan to the rest of the world. In 1592 he set out to conquer , a first step toward world conquest, which for him essentially meant. Economically, Western Europe and Japan were similar. European knights gained land from their lords as payment for their military service; they had direct control of the serfs who worked that land. In exchange for military protection, a lord or landowner granted land, which was called a fief.
Comparing Japanese and Western European Feudalism Feudalism, beginning in Western Europe and later appearing in Japan, is the system of government in which nobles have certain owed loyalties to the king, in return for grants of land which are run by the serfs. With these vagabonds all around the streets, Japan would be very disastrous. Instead, the daimyo used a portion of their income from taxing the peasants to provide the samurai a salary, usually paid in rice. Emperors continued to reign, but no longer ruled. Summary: European feudalism was quite older than the Japanese system, having beenestablished in the 9th and 12th centuries respectively. Despite Western influence, however, Japan has been able to maintain a sense of cultural identity through unique practices that are rooted in the original culture. The European system was based on Roman and Germanic law, as well as the Church, while the Japanese system was based on Chinese Confucian law and Buddhism.
Warriors dominate the society and are bound by codes of obedience and ethics. The feudal system in both Japan and Europe both had economic and political similarities while having social differences. Although and Europe did not have any direct contact with one another during the medieval and early modern periods, they independently developed very similar class systems, known as feudalism. European feudalism was based on contract and Japanese feudalism was based on personal relationship with the lord and vassal. By the late 11th century the Seiwa influence in the east and the Taira influence in the west had both established important connections in the capital. Lower class people couldn't move up in social classes.