Religious Civilizations Interacting: Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, 550–1500 CE

Korean phonetic script, introduced in the middle of the fifteenth century.

A system of written symbols representing the sounds of syllables, rather than individual consonants and vowels.

Japan's indigenous religion, which emphasizes reverence for nature and the importance of "vitality".

Amount negotiated between the family of the groom and the family of the bride to be paid by the former to the latter in some marriage traditions, as compensation for the loss of her labor.

A social system in which the mother is head of the family.

A Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy.

Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.

Traditional alcoholic drink brewed from rice.

School of Buddhism in which adherents follow an experienced master and seek to achieve satori, a flash of enlightenment signaling the recovery of one's Buddha nature.

The chief military official of Japan. The office was hereditary under the Tokugawa family from 1603 until 1867.

A very small blade made of flaked stone and used as a tool, especially in the Mesolithic era.

Having thin lines or bands.