Medieval Japanese Peasants

By: Christian, Dane, Dominic, Steve

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  • Work fields daily harvesting and fertilizing crops
  • No peasant children went to school and they could not read
  • Religion was important to peasants
  • Peasants were honored by higher classes because they provided food
  • Had to provide food especially rice
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  • Peasants were born in role and could not go up in social classes
  • Profit from sales were also used to by food for the farmers
  • Peasants were 90% of Medieval Japanese population
  • Peasants were split in two groups craftsmen and farmers
  • Peasants built their goods to sell and pay taxes to the lord for the use of land
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  • Peasants wore potato sacks for clothes
  • Peasants lived a hard life working in farms making wood and metal
  • Peasants had a high tax rate
  • Peasants only had one piece of clothing
  • Peasants weren't free and were bound to their land