Carpenters


Edo was a city where a variety of different workers would gather. The form of work that most craftsmen did was divided into those who worked outside of their homes (dejuku) and those who had places to work inside of their homes (ijuku). Carpenters fell into the dejuku category. People who aspired to become craftsmen would enter into their profession under a master, and they would become full fledged craftsmen by first going through training by learning through observation and running errands. As the culture developed, there were many skillful craftsmen who turned up in Edo, and products were created through advanced skills.
In Edo at this time there were repeatedly large fires that were called "the stars of Edo", and there was a very large demand for construction. Thus, carpenters and the other craftsmen who were involved with construction flourished.

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