09 P2 Artisansand Merchants

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  • 1. Jacob Weintraub, Ashley Corn, and Rachel Thimsen
  • 2.
    • Did nothing to help people and community
    • Lived off other peoples labor
    • Very rich even though they were at the bottom of the social pyramid
    • Could afford to travel in a Kago and in boats
    A boat that the merchants would sometimes travel in.
  • 3.
    • Had restrictions on what they could do
    • Very wealthy
    • Employed artisans in big financial centers
    • They were free to travel around unlike other classes
    • Overall not a bad life
  • 4.
    • Artisans used lots of tools
    • Various machines were used
    • Many hand tools were used
    This is a picture of craftsmen building a house.
  • 5.
    • The blacksmiths job is to forge objects of steel which includes sword making, and armor.
    • Shaft- Makers would make the handles of the spears and
    • There were scabbard makers who would make the case for the sword to go into so that the samurai would not cut themselves when they were walking around with their swords on their side
    • Sake-brewers are the people who make a type of wine made with rice.
    • There were also carpenters sawyers, plasterers, coopers, shinglers, thatchers, paperers, tobacco- cutters, tillers, and mat makers
  • 6.
    • Sawyer, carpenter, paperer, mat-maker and plasterer.
    • Sawyers cut the timbers
    • Carpenters used the timbers to build
    • Paperers created screens that no one could see into but people could see out of the screens.
    • Mat-maker created mats that were made out of a special grass and straw to lay around the house floors.
    • Plasterer covered the walls that the carpenter made with thick mud and straw
  • 7.
    • Ordinary workers got a low wage
    • Had an assured market
    • Expert artisans had a high wage and worked for the Daimyo
    • Got special treatments
    • The more important job they had the more pay they got