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08/14/2017

About the Yayoi period rice farming, bronze products, ironware, earthenware, storehouse

In the late Jomon period※1,, about 2700 years ago, rice farming at paddy fields was started in northern Kyusyu region.

Around the same time, it is considered that metal ware made of bronze was introduced to Japan from the Continent. Bronze bells, bronze swords and bronze pikes were produced in those days. These bronze products were very heavy; therefore it is thought these were used for rituals. Around the 6th century BC, people started practical use of ironware, such as farm tools, implements and arms.

In this period, thin strong earthenware without straw rope patterns was created. The type of earthenware was first discovered at Yayoi-town in Tokyo. Therefore, the type of earthenware was named the Yayoi earthenware and the period is called the Yayoi period※2.

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Around the 4th century BC, the Yayoi culture based on rice farming was formed in western Japan and it expanded to eastern Japan.

When people started rice farming, they needed storehouses to preserve the crops. Then they built storehouses having floors that were raised above the ground. The pillars under the floors had boards that prevented mice from entering the storehouses.

※1 the Jomon period ranged over from around 12,000 B.C. to around 400 B.C.

※2 the Yayoi period ranged from around 400 B.C. to around 300 A.D.

◎This photo was taken at The Nerima Furusato museum.

08/11/2017

Clay earthen doll and the way of burial in the Jomon period

Human female-shaped dolls made of clay were found at ruins of the Jomon period. It is unclear how people actually used the dolls, but it is said that the dolls might have been used for their religion. It is thought that ancient people regarded women as holy, because they can deliver babies.

The common way of burial in the Jomon period was flexed burial. It is said that people tried to prevent dead people from returning and causing troubles.

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※1 the Jomon period ranged from around 12,000 B.C. to around 400 B.C.

◎This photo was taken at The Nerima Furusato museum.

07/20/2016

The Jomon Period and the Jomon earthenware

About twelve thousand years ago, Japan became an archipelago. After the glacier began to melt due to the temperature rising, Japan was separated from the Continent by the Sea of Japan, which was formed by the rise in sea level.

In those days, people in Japan made the Jomon earthenware, Jomon means straw rope pattern; the earthenware had patterns on the surface. The period is called the Jomon period※1, which lasted about  ten thousand years. The Jomon earthenware is regarded as the oldest earthenware in the world.

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These earthenware are owned by The Nishitokyo-city hometown museum.

 

※1 the Jomon period ranged from around 12,000 B.C. to around 400 B.C.

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