What is Yayoi Culture?

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What is Yayoi Culture?

From the beginning of wet-field rice farming in northern Kyushu in the 10th century BCE to the Kinki burial mounds of the 3rd century CE, the Yayoi period takes up a hefty 1,200 years of Japanese history. This exhibition educates visitors on the specifics through a selection of 400 items and presents two competing theories on what Yayoi culture actually was, courtesy of professors Shinichiro Fujio and Hiromi Shitara. Highlights include full-scale recreations of garments worn by commoners of the time, as well as the oldest skeleton of a domestic cat ever found in Japan.

Event phone: 03 5777 8600
Event website: http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp