the omi merchants

by Puppy on May 20, 2014 - 3:05am

The Omi merchants
   The Omi merchants give a variety of effects on the modern enterprise.
The Omi merchants became famous throughout Japan, and very rich too, through their base in jute and other commercial crops. Although the centers of commercial activities were located in the towns and large cities which grew up in the Edo period, the old province of Omi, the area south and east of Lake Biwa, played a large role.

Merchants from rural areas like Omi came to fill a very important place in the commercial development of Edo period Japan.

The large cities of the Warring States and early Edo periods drew their agricultural and manufactured supplies from the immediate rural areas surrounding them. As the decades passed, however, the cities grew so large that the surrounding areas could not provide all the demands of the cities. Edo in particular was a problem with its population reaching a million by the 1720s, and the district of Nihonbashi was one of the most overcrowded.

 It became necessary to draw on the production of distant towns and cities.
 First, much of this trade and commerce was funneled through Osaka and the merchants located in the large cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Edo monopolized and profited from the urban growth.

As time went on, the demands of the cities surpassed what the city merchants were able or willing to supply directly.

Through the efforts of the Omi merchants, large areas along the Nakasendo changed from subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture which aimed to profit by raising and exporting its production.

Many of these merchants may have prospered by exploiting farmers in their own village or area.
Soon peasant farmers were purchasing and selling not just necessities like farm tools, but luxuries like perfumes. Commerce, and prosperity, followed the Omi merchants as the modern period of capitalist development.

Sanpou-yoshi is famous for speaking with Omi merchants 
Sanpo-yoshi is a valuable idea even in the context of modern society. The ‘three-way satisfaction’ it refers to means that what benefits you, should ultimately also benefit your partners and society at large.

"Sanpou-yoshi" is a famous and traditional precept in the Japanese commercial field. The word was born in the 16th century. This concept means "Giving the Satisfaction" to the sellers, buyers and societies.
Not only ancient merchants, but also modern businessmen in Japan think this is the best way for success in business.

One of the family precepts of Omi is known to be that of 'Sanpo yoshi' which teaches that in their business the merchant should take into consideration the benefits for the customer, society, and the vendor at the same time.
This family precepts are also affects large enterprise of modern.

People create, companies are like creature that holds true is practiced by the hand of man.

Way of life and approaches of Omi merchants, are full of warmth as a person, yet very reasonable, unsusceptible to the ego self-centered in order to hold the trade.
 In the modern context of the times, markets, resources and technology business does not compare to those days The Omi merchants to be a model, because there is action and lofty thought in pursuit plight as a human in the root.

Ito Chubei founder of the ITOCHU conduct practice Sanpo yoshi, and has recommended the trade.
Itochu Corporation ( known as C. Itoh & Co. until 1992) is a Japanese corporation based in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka and Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo.

Itochu is the third-largest Japanese sogo shosha (general trading company) after Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co.Among Japanese trading companies, it is distinguished by not being descended from an historical zaibatsu group, by the strength of its textiles business and by the strength of its operations in China. It has six major operational divisions specializing in textiles, metals/minerals, food, machinery, energy/chemicals and ICT/general products/real estate.

Itochu is the third-largest Japanese public company by revenue and was ranked 174th on 2013's list of Fortune Global 500 companies

Business is a precious work.
  In the precious work to get someone willing to, you can also get here the money.
The fellow also increases over time the joy, the more.
So you please more people
Economy will also be better in that he hustles the business, the audience is joy, supplier of the advance of joy, family of employees of suppliers also joy, family, so buy things. Business is all the chain.
I am connected to all.

I expect that Japanese companies grow up more develop in the role model the concept of Omi merchants.


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I do not know particular about Omi merchants, just know that name. My knowledge of Omi merchants is ‘Omi cow’ however I could to know Omi merchants and Japanese economic history well.
I think Omi merchants important of Japan economy and it can affect to world economy, Omi merchants.

It is written about a merchant from Omi in detail.
Plain expression is used.
I think that it is a very good report.
I think that there are few reports about the Japanese company.

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My name is Akinari Inui. I'm from WAKAYAMA.
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