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Yayoi

[ yah-yoi ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a cultural period in Japan, c300 b.c.–a.d. c300, characterized by unglazed reddish clay pottery Yayoi ware made on a wheel and noted for its restrained, undecorated style, haniwa figures, raised-floor dwellings, wet-rice agriculture, and the first use of bronze and iron.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Yayoi1

From the Japanese word Yayoi site of a tumulus where the pottery was discovered in 1884

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Example Sentences

Before Yayoi departed she advised Matsumura to leave his home immediately, as it was about to be washed away by a great storm.

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