Hinin

Hinin

 

(literally, nonperson), actors, geishas, beggars, and other categories of the population of feudal Japan regarded along with the eta caste as socially inferior.

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The eta group worked as butchers, tanners, and gravediggers, while the hinin group was made up of criminals, beggars, and lepers.
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Cabe senalar la existencia de una clase mas en la composicion social llamada Eta o Hinin, quienes se encontraban en la parte mas baja del escalafon.
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The city's hinin, Japan's lowest caste, were made to live in the area and to do the labor forbidden by the Buddhist faith--the butchering, the curing of skins--so that the wealthy could have their meat and leather, leaving the "inhuman" with the guilt of blood on their hands.
Members of the lowest caste were forced to behead, crucify and incinerate over 200,000 criminals so that the hinin would become the object of the people's disgust--while the shogunate ruled without fear of insurrection.
It is good to see that the author has paid attention to the social conditions of the lower classes and the social groups of 'non-people', such as the eta ('polluting' outcasts) and hinin ('non-humans'), who only enjoyed the rights and duties of other imperial subjects from 1871.
As early as the ninth century, hinin, literally "non-people," who had lost their rights of citizenship typically for failure to pay rice taxes, were struck off village registers and were thus forced to rely on a daily or short-term menial labor (Gill 2001).
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Beneath them were the hinin (non-people, a sub-class of whores, beggars, actors and various itinerants), the kakibe (peasants in |degrading occupations' like aviculture) and kujome (street cleaners and so on) all generally defined as senmin (lowly folk).