Prince Shotoku Comic Strip
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This constitution lists rules for the government to keep order.
I want many monasteries and temples built in Japan.
Prince Shotoku looked to China as an example of what to do to create a powerful government.
Thank you farmer.
Here are all taxes emperor.
Shotoku's constitution gave all power to the emperor. It listed rules for working in the government.
We are going to China to study.
Shotoku ordered Buddhist temples and monasteries to be built throughout Japan. Japan's oldest temple and the world's oldest surviving wooden building is called the Horyuji.
This is my constitution.
All land in Japan came under the emperor's control. All taxes from farmers went to the emperor.
Shotoku wanted to learn from China's brilliant civilization. He sent officials and students to China to study.
Prince Shotoku created a constitution to reach his goal for Japan.