the Muromachi era the power of the shogunate fell, and its power moved
to the "kanrei (=major provincial governor who support the shogun)"
the power moved to the daimyos, local governors, and again it moved
further from the daimyos to the vassals after that.
is called the Era of"Gekokujo (=overthrow of established authority)".
trend became the freedom of a popular status, and improvement,
developed industries and the working class people improved their daily
people who were engaged in production or circulation were called "shokunin
(=craftsman)," etc. in addition to the farmer.
figures on which they lived was drawn on various picture rolls published
at that time. Also
in the literary field, "uta-awase" a play of composing songs,
etc. was taken up, and the popular feelings became the subject matter.
of craftsman song play" and "Tsuruoka Hosei-kai (=meeting)
craftsman song play" were edited in the Kamakura era about the
middle of the13th century. "No.
32 craftsman song play" and "No. 71 craftsman song play"
were edited aropund the16th century first in the Muromachi era.
figures of people, who do not belong to the samurai class or the
Imperial Court, were drawn on each picture rolls.
the photo, a peddler was reproduced. The
peddler in the photo wears a soft "eboshi" headgear, a linen"
tsutsu-sode" garment, a " kukuri-bakama" , a pair of "kyahan"
protectors and "waraji" straw sandals for legs.
carries two "kago" baskets which contains merchandizes on the
shoulder, maintaining the balance with a "ninai-bo" bar.