Early Japan History Jomon & Yayoi

  • Published on : 24/12/2012
  • by : Japan Experience

Jomon Period: Read about the history of Japan to 710 A.D including the Jomon and Yayoi periods. Later came the Kofun Period and then the foundation of a state based on the acceptance of Buddhism during the Asuka Period.

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The Jomon period (13,000 BC to 400 BC)

Prehistory is divided into two sub-periods in Japan. The Paleolithic, which begins almost 40,000 years ago BC, and the so-called Jomon period, which begins almost 13,000 years before our era.

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The Yayoi period (400 BC to 300 AD)

The Yayoi period (400 BC to 300 AD) is a pivotal period in the history of Japan during which Japan starts cultivating rice and the first sedentary communities appear.

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The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573)

The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573) marked a turning point in the history of Japan.

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