BC: By Mannat Bansal and Jaspreet Bhinder
FC: Historical Content- Katherine Patterson Novels
1: Edo Period, Japan Class Structure | Emperer Bakufu Shogun Daimyo Samurai Farmer Artisans Merchant
2: The Samurai: The Samurai stood at the top followed by the farmers, artisans, and merchants. All Samurai were force to live in castle towns, and received rice as currency from their lords. Masterless Samurai were called ronin. With the fall of Osaka Castle peace was retained in Japan. The skill of martial arts was declined, and Samurai became teachers, and artists. | S A M U R A I
3: In 1868, Japans fuedal area came to an end. All the classes were abolished, and so were the Samurai.
4: Originally, the term Bunraku was from a theater establised in 1872, Osaka. The theater was called Bunracuza, after the puppeteering ensemble Uemura Bunrakuken. Bunraku puppets average from 2.5 - 4.0 feet tall (depending on the gender and age of the character). The puppets in Osaka are overall smaller than those of Awaji, because some show are conducted outdoors. | Bunraku Theater
5: The head of the puppets are really important. The hairstyle of a puppet is a art itself, it displays personality traits. The hair of a puppet is real human hair. Koshirae is the dressing and redressing of puppets. The costumes are designed by a costume master and are made of many garments. In order to keep the costumes soft the are lined with cotton. | Japanese Puppets
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7: Geishas were women in Japan who were trained in singing, dancing, witty conversation, and the tea ceremony. Although they were often thought of as courtesans, they were not to sell their body. Rather, they were to sell their skill. Geishas and their art and talent have become a well known tradition in Japan. | Geishas
8: Around 1619 a famine hit Japan during the Tokugawa rule. This was not the only famine though. During the Tokugawa rule, there were 154 famines. 21 of which were serious. | Poverty and Famine in Edo Period, Japan
9: The hardships of famine were shown especially in "The Master Puppeteer" by Katherine Paterson.