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Source: Japanese Culture, fourth edition, by Paul Varley
Last updated: July 1, 2017
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June 29, 2017
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The Yayoi period lasted from around 300 BC to what year AD?
The Jōmon period ended and the Yayoi period started because of new cultural influences from the continent of Asia. Which was the most important of these?
The above, being a new commodity for wealth (something previously not had in Japan), and the introduction of metal, also caused what to start happening during this time period?
The introduction of this cultural influence into Japan caused communities and social _______ to form.
In which modern city were Yayoi remains first discovered?
What country was Japan most influenced by during this time period?
The places where rice is grown are called _____ fields.
Bronze was introduced to Japan during this period, and was primarily used for what kind of purpose?
Iron was also introduced to Japan during this period. What was it primarily used to make?
In Jōmon pottery the stress is on decoration, while in Yayoi pottery the stress is on what?
What is the name for the jar form of Yayoi pottery, designed for storage?
What is the name for the pot form of Yayoi pottery, used for cooking?
What is the name for the pedestaled form of Yayoi pottery, used for serving food?
What is the name of the bronze bells used during this period, possibly as objects of prayer for harvest, etc.?
Meaning "stunted" or "dwarfed", the Chinese called Japan during this time period the Land of what?
What is the name of the famous queen during this time period?
Over which kingdom, the strongest of the time, did the above preside?
Which religion, still popular in Japan today, came from ancient spiritual beliefs in gods called Kami?
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