Standards and Social Norms in Feudal Japan

Women in Feudal Japan were to maintain their homes and take care of the children.

Women in Feudal Japan were to maintain their homes and take care of the children.

The book Taiko covers many interesting topics worth discussing, but one specific theme that repeats itself in multiple chapters throughout is the role of the women. Although the men are the heads of each family and possess the authoritative hand of each family, it seems as if the women are an invisible force that may or may not be able to turn the head in a certain direction depending on the satire of the situation.

The woman in Taiko play important roles as they keep their homes and families in tact, but the men and authoritative figures set standards for the women to abide by. My purpose for this paper is to examine the standards and overarching themes that may distinguish them. Why are these women almost invisible in their homes? When is their opinion not appreciated at a higher level as they are today?

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