Diplomacy failed, and war seemed inevitable. After conquering Korea in he sent requests to Japan to submit to him, but these were ignored. Harsh penalties, including crucifixion, beheading, and death by boiling, were decreed for even the most minor offenses, though criminals of high social class were often given the option of seppuku "self-disembowelment" , an ancient form of suicide that now became ritualized. They built a city at Nara in It provided a boost to Japanese industry and by Japanese industrial production was back to levels. In feudal Japan, the Samurai were hereditary warriors who followed a code of behavior called bushido. For seven weeks they held a bridgehead in Japan but again their fleet was scattered by a typhoon.
History of tea in Japan
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Main article: Japanese tea ceremony. Kanji are Chinese characters that were imported from China, because Japan didn't have a writing system until it was introduced around 50 AD. Examples of traditional architecture are seen at temples , Shinto shrines , and castles in Kyoto and Nara. Takarazuka Revue.
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Others spent leisure time participating in sports, socializing, and personal study. In more recent years, Japanese food has become fashionable and popular in the United States, Europe, and many other areas. Uji , with its strategic location near the capital at Kyoto , became Japan's first major tea-producing region during this period. Shortly thereafter it joined the League of Nations and in , Japan invaded Manchuria.