- kata shi mould maker
- kazari shi metal worker
- kin pun shi gold dust maker
- makie-shi gold lacquerer
- nurimono shi lacquerer
- sen gai shi wire maker
- suzu hari bell maker
- tokei-shi Clock smiths – Parts were hand-filed, and that is the reason the makers were not called “Tokei-ya” (clock makers) but “Tokei-shi” (Clock-smiths).
- yana shi wire maker
- zogan shi inlayer
Wages for ordinary people were paid mostly in copper and silver coins. Wages for the Samurai class, which accounted for 10% of the total population, were paid in amounts of rice. The Tokugawa shogun granted the Samurai a fief, the stipend was measured by the volume of rice the region could be expected to produce. Three times the year the Samurai sold the rice collected as a land tax to traders – the Samurai were better served with money they could spend on goods – part of the problem Japan’s economy faced.
- Emperor Nominal Head of Japan since 1192.
- Shoguns Military Governors / Generals ran the country
- Bakufu Alternative for Shoguns (literally “tent office”) – aka.”Westminster”.
- Daimyo Feudal Rulers reporting to Shoguns. Heridatary land owners of large areas – probably 30+ off.
- Samurai Family clan leaders reporting to Daimyo. Paid by receipt of land as Daimyo had land – not money. Were about 10% of the population.
Chronological Chart Japanese Rulers
|1555||Kōji||Emperor Ōgimachi, 1557–1586|
|1573||Tenshō||Emperor Go-Yōzei, 1586–1611|
|1596||Keichō/Kyōchō||Emperor Go-Mizunoo, 1611–1629|
|1624||Kan’ei||Empress Meishō, 1629–1643
Emperor Go-Kōmyō, 1643–1654
|1652||Jōō/Shōō||Emperor Go-Sai, 1655–1663|
|1655||Meireki||also Myōryaku or Meiryaku|
|1661||Kanbun||Emperor Reigen, 1663–1687|
|1684||Jōkyō||Emperor Higashiyama, 1687–1709|
|1704||Hōei||Emperor Nakamikado, 1709–1735|
|1716||Kyōhō||Emperor Sakuramachi, 1735–1747|
|1744||Enkyō||Emperor Momozono, 1747–1762|
|1751||Hōreki/Hōryaku||Empress Go-Sakuramachi, 1762–1771|
|1764||Meiwa||Emperor Go-Momozono, 1771–1779|
|1772||An’ei||Emperor Kōkaku, 1780–1817|
|1804||Bunka||Emperor Ninkō, 1817–1846|
|1844||Kōka||Emperor Kōmei, 1846–1867|
|1868||Meiji||Emperor Meiji, 1868–1912|
|1912||Taishō||Emperor Taishō, 1912–1926|
|1926||Shōwa||Emperor Shōwa, 1926–1989|
|1989||Heisei||Emperor Akihito, 1989–present|