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  1. Chonin - Japanese townspeople

    Society Chonin - Japanese townspeople

    Chonin (“townspeople”, 町 means city ward) were a social class that emerged at the beginning of the 16th century usually settling around castles (城下町 jōka-machi, “castle towns”). They consisted mainly of merchants and craftsmen who supplied goods and services to their feudal lords and the...
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