Yayoi Period (300 BC – 300 AD)

Agriculture was introduced into northern Kyushu from Korean peninsular. Cultivation of crops including rice, millet, barley, wheat and especially wetland rice became the main occupation. Bronze, copper and iron was used for agricultural tools, weapons and ritual objects like bells and wheel-turned pottery was a unique style. This period is marked a significant change in creation of classes and stratification by wealth and poverty.



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