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P6

  1. 1. By: Sam T, Elliot K, Khadija M
  2. 2. <ul><li>Artisans: </li></ul><ul><li>The artisans had five main crafts. </li></ul><ul><li>Armorsmiths </li></ul><ul><li>Swordsmiths </li></ul><ul><li>Carpenters </li></ul><ul><li>Roofers </li></ul><ul><li>Sawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants: </li></ul><ul><li>Classified by what they sold. </li></ul><ul><li>Not restricted in what they sold. </li></ul><ul><li>They could sell anything and everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Tea Merchants were very common. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Armorsmiths: </li></ul><ul><li>Made of Bamboo, Leather, Silk, Iron. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible enough to be worn in unarmed combat. </li></ul><ul><li>It took over a year to make one set of armor. </li></ul><ul><li>Protects the wearer and displays power and strength. </li></ul><ul><li>Made by sewing together many layers of leather with holes punched into it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Swordsmiths: </li></ul><ul><li>Were an honored and highly skilled group of artisans. </li></ul><ul><li>Had to be of the highest moral values because the personality of the swordsmith was supposed to show in the sword. </li></ul><ul><li>They were very hard and sharp with over 12 folds in the metal pounded together. </li></ul><ul><li>Two different kinds of steel used in the swords. A harder and a softer steel. </li></ul><ul><li>Softer steel in the core harder steel on the outside giving the sword a curved blade. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to slice swiftly and precisely. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Carpenters, Sawyers, and Roofers: </li></ul><ul><li>Had to work together very closely because Japanese houses and building were made without nails. </li></ul><ul><li>Would spend over a third of their day just sharpening their tools as a form of meditation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Merchants were very prosperous and rich people. </li></ul><ul><li>Their business was also helped by the growing roads and cities which helped them transport goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Also they could sell products to travelers on the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes would sell their items while traveling so they would not miss out on sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Began to band themselves into trading associations or guilds which were called &quot;za&quot;. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Merchants were a very prosperous and rich group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Their business was also helped by the growing roads and cities which helped them transport goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Also they could open shops on the road and sell products to travelers. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants would sometimes sell their items while traveling so they would not miss out on sales while they were away from their shops. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants and Artisans eventually began to band themselves into trading associations or guilds which were called &quot;za&quot;. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans were the second to last class </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans rarely became samurai </li></ul><ul><li>These workers worked to make life easier for other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Merchant were viewed as pest and greedy people. </li></ul><ul><li>They rarely made anything of there own. </li></ul><ul><li>A merchant could never become a samurai. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans would travel so they could sell their own goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Some artisans were hired by high ranking people and made only made their goods for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Merchant could either stay within Japan of travel over seas. </li></ul><ul><li>They mostly traveled to Korea, South East Asia and China. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Had shops in the markets Most did their own selling. </li></ul><ul><li>Some artisans sold their items to merchants. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Sold items in the markets and the floating worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants bought items from artisans and other people. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Floating World attracted many people and therefore brought a lot of business for merchants. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Worked hard to support their family. </li></ul><ul><li>When the merchant was away, the wife would step in and run the business. </li></ul><ul><li>Daughters in the family would go to school and learn math skills so they could help the family business when they got older. </li></ul>

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