Blacksmithy is the chief occupation of the Thangjam family. They have got two brothers. After the death of the elder of the two, Lukhoithe younger brother has his household on the northern portion of the parental homestead land and lives along with Ibemhalhis wife and Sanathoi their son. Chaosana the son of deceased brother occupies the southern portion and lives along with Nungsitombihis wife and Henthoi their son by constructing a house. Lukhoithe engaged in the traditional family occupation of blacksmithy but not Chaosana.