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This is a “28Standard” 4Ground model with high detail and
pre-painted parts.

This is the most simple of lowland 'Noka' (farmstead dwellings). It would
be the home to a family of 'Mizunomi' (farm labourers). This 'Minka'
(vernacular built) dwelling is made from 'Kyoro-Gumi' (wooden post-framing),
with timber boarded panel walls throughout. Even though this family is of low
statues internally there is still the lower 'Doma' of 'Doza' (padded
earth) where many household jobs are done and beside that the 'Hiroma' of
'Taka-Yuka' (raised timber flooring), where the family eat and sleep.
Outside the front there is a 'Hi-en Engawa' (full length veranda) with a
'Naga-ita' (wood planking) roof. The dwelling has a 'Buki' (thatched)
'Kirizuma' roof, the 'mune-jimai' (ridge cover) is the relatively common

'Mizunomi' (literally- Water Drinkers) were the poorest of the Hyakushou
(Peasant Farmers), this their most common collective name, possible insinuated
they were only worthy enough to drink water like animals. Such landless folk
were also known as 'Kabu' (Turnips) because boiled turnips was all their
families ate and 'Atamafuri' (head shakers) because as the lowest in village
society they would be constantly bowing to their betters in the community. Among
this group were the 'Genin' (indentured labourers) and the 'Fudai'
(hereditary serfs).

Life for 'Mizunomi' was very hard and often quite short, they were often
beaten and even more grossly abused. They toiled as hard as beasts of burden in
the village fields, but they also had the greatest burden to fulfill their

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