I do believe a weapon that was used around the Heian Period called the Tachi, should play the role as the Japanese village's unique weapon (if it's decided there will be new weapons). In comparison the katana is sleeker and more compact though it didn't exist at the time.
This topic is intended for discussions of future Japanese villages in Millénaire. As I have no particular knowledge of traditional Japanese villages, I need help in planning them. Specifically, I am interested in the following:
- Ideas of villager types and activities
- Ideas of items they would use
- Ideas on buildings they would use
- Ideas on the architecture/design of Japanese buildings
- Fluent Japanese speakers, preferably native ones, to provide the name of the villagers and buildings and the translations of the sentences
Whenever possible, ideas should match the targeted time period: the 11th century. Ideas can require new coding on my part (like many of the new activities of the Indian villagers), though be prepared for me to rule out many as too difficult or too CPU-intensive.
make the villages fight with samurai or ashigaru warriors and have there be different clans that will take over land and such so the villages will be at war and also maybe the different clans would have different architecture. just ideas!
The Japanese People and most asian cultures have Huge and double roofs to their buildings this can be a BUDDHIST temple
which may be double story or cannot your choice and inside is usally a monks, monks ware there orange outfit they ware it everywhere even work in it. also i sugguest that you make paints! for the buildings... made of tree sap and dye! well and water, but most japanese buildings are usally made of wood. or the pic can be the mayors place. and really excited for this idea!
I very much like this mod and thought I would do a little back story searching for this civilization. So far this is what i have. Sorry if anything has been repeated from before. I've done research into the Nara, Heian period. Which is approximately the 11th century as you requested.
First I'll cover the military as to their might be some confusion.
During this time there were 2 military powers.
Militant Budhists - Which armed themselves accordingly to defend their land against Taira Kiyomori.
Samurai- Unfortunately I'll have to split this one up as well because their are a few varieties during this era. I'll list the 2 most important
Shogun/Samurai - This is the well known version and most popular. They lived and served under the emperor as his body guard and palace guards. There was only 1 shogun appointed but multiple samurai/bushi.
Samurai from an earlier time - When they first started being called samurai they were known as saburi or bushi. These types were only hires by the most popular and wealthy of land lords. They were more mercenaries then guards at this time.
Shortly after a dispute between lords and samurai's there was a military power called, "The Divisions" The actual classification I couldn't really figure out, More research could be put into it if anyone is interested.
Next I'll cover the agriculture of this time: *these are based on the Jomon, Yayoi, and Kofun era. This may help for their tech tree if you follow this example.
During the Jomon period, you would have basic gatherers, fishers and hunters. They were also know for their clay pottery. The Jomon era was mostly based on the pottery aspect.
During the Yayoi period, Japan was able to begin producing Their rice products which were imported in. *surprising huh?* With the growth of this new agriculture they began to build a social "Hierarchy?" and truly establish a base set of currency. Iron products were also in their beginning processes during this time. Again in this era it would seem pottery was still their main commodity though.
Last but not least is the Kofun era. Just shortly before the Nara, Heian period. During this era is when "Kofun" were starting to be built for those that were in higher positions of political power. At this time Buildings were their main focus. Shortly down the road the Buddhists and Samurai were developed in society.
*Phew to much reading and writing*
Anyways I'll leave it at that for now. It's the basics without getting to much into complicated things such as political powers and wars. Although to make this society look more real establishing an actual trade system may make the import of iron and rice materials seem that way. Hope this helps with your mod and good luck finishing it up!
Today I show you some pictures and videos, so as to image Japanese natures and cultures.
The pictures and videos are not necessarily Heian period's one, but it is not against for the Heian period's world view.
First, I introduce one of music. It represents Japanese traditional images well.
In this video's picture is cherry blossoms and Shinto shrine. Shinto is one of Japanese traditional religion.
Please listen this music by way of the following picture's background music.
Second,this picture present Japanese Spring. there are cherry blossoms, Buddhism's tower temple, and mount Fuji.
Third,it is Japanese-style garden in Spring. The house depth of the garden is a tea‐ceremony house.
Forth picture is a mountain village, in Summer. You can see big rice fields, a river runs in the center, green mountains in the background.
Fifth one is stone stairs leading to an Shinto shrine. you can see Toro on both sides of satires, the Japanese stone lantern.
Sixth, it's the bamboo forests in latest Summer,Kyoto.
The last one is a gate of Buddhism's temple in leaf fallen Autumn.
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I am one of Japanese.
I do not understand English very well. Please give me a reply in easy English xD
The arrows would have the same effect on hit and only harm undead (skeletons, zombies) and evil creatures (creepers). They would probably need a special bow to fire since you can’t pick the type of ammo one uses right now.
These items would be made at a Shinto shrine/temple by female adolescents working there as shrine maidens (Miko).
I do believe that the samurai had a longbow called the Yumi... This could be said bow of holy arrow shooting epicness...
EDIT: Also, You can't have 11th century Japan without cherry blossom trees. ;D
This is what I think they should have in it (NOTE: Some of my ideas my have been said before!):
1. Tradtional style Japanese buildings!
2. Rice farms
3. Sushi Bars (They could also serve green tea!)
5. Zen gardens (instead of fountains)
9. Bamboo Farms Architect!
Thanks Wiki! (I hope this is the right time period!)
Although the network of Buddhist temples across the country acted as a catalyst for an exploration of architecture and culture, this also led to the clergy gaining increased power and influence. Emperor Kammu decided to escape this influence by moving his capital first to Nagaoka-kyō and then to Heian-kyō, known today as Kyōto. Although the layout of the city was similar to Nara's and inspired by Chinese precedents, the palaces, temples and dwellings began to show examples of local Japanese taste.
Heavy materials like stone, mortar and clay were abandoned as building elements, with simple wooden walls, floors and partitions becoming prevalent. Native species like cedar (sugi) were popular as an interior finish because of its prominent grain, while pine (matsu) and larch (aka matsu) were common for structural uses. Brick roofing tiles and a type of cypress called hinoki were used for roofs. It was sometime during this period that the hidden roof, a uniquely Japanese solution to roof drainage problems, was adopted.
The increasing size of buildings in the capital led to an architecture reliant on columns regularly spaced in accordance with the ken, a traditional measure of both size and proportion. The Imperial Palace Shishinden demonstrated a style that was a precursor to the later aristocratic-style of building known as shinden-zukuri. The style was characterised by symmetrical buildings placed as arms that defined an inner garden. This garden then used borrowed scenery to seemingly blend with the wider landscape.
The chief surviving example of shinden-zukuri architecture is the Hō-ō-dō (鳳凰堂?, Phoenix Hall, completed 1053) of Byōdō-in, a temple in Uji to the southeast of Kyōto. It consists of a main rectangular structure flanked by two L-shaped wing corridors and a tail corridor, set at the edge of a large artificial pond. Inside, a single golden image of Amida (circa 1053) is installed on a high platform. Raigo (Descent of the Amida Buddha) paintings on the wooden doors of the Hō-ō-dō are often considered an early example of Yamato-e, Japanese-style painting, because they contain representations of the scenery around Kyōto.
The priest Kūkai (best known by the posthumous title Kōbō Daishi, 774-835) journeyed to China to study Shingon, a form of Vajrayana Buddhism, which he introduced into Japan in 806. At the core of Shingon worship are the various mandalas, diagrams of the spiritual universe which influenced temple design. The temples erected for this new sect were built in the mountains, far away from the court and the laity in the capital. The irregular topography of these sites forced their designers to rethink the problems of temple construction, and in so doing to choose more indigenous elements of design.
At this time the architectural style of Buddhist temples began to influence that of the Shintō shrines. For example, like their Buddhist counterparts the Shintō shrines began to paint the normally unfinished timbers with the characteristic red cinnabar colour.
During the later part of the Heian Period there were the first documented appearances of vernacular houses in the minka style/form. These were characterised by the use local materials and labour, being primarily constructed of wood, having packed earth floors and thatched roofs.
most of the buildings should have curved roofs. They made the curved roofs because they believed that the sloped line wards of evil spirits, straight lines. The cities were usually divided by rings, the outer ring being where the poor would live (most people), then the inner ring would be a huge flat area with many extravagant palaces. Today when you see Japanese houses they look very modern. Yet this was not the case, most of the people had mud and clay packed houses http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/architecture/chinesehouses.htm
Pagodas - used for worship
Palaces - for emperors and the family
Builders, farmers, market salesmen, warriors, samurai, monks.
I learned a lot of this because I used to create these types of villages and the great wall of china on my friends server.
(btw I love your mod :biggrin.gif: )
The city you speak of sounds strangly like Ba Sing Se from Avatar the Last Airbender
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What if you could make pots?It's (possibily) made same way as buckets,made of clay,and named 'Pots'.You should also be able to make a pot which is biggger by putting two pieces of clay in the higher corners,and may be named 'Big Pots'.
Is that an idea?