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Daily Tools of the Yayoi Period

"Daily Tools of the Yayoi Period"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  September 7, 2021 (Tue) - February 27, 2022 (Sun)

  
Iron Axe, Excavated at the mountain behind Korinji Temple, Shinonoi, Nagano-shi, Nagano, Yayoi period, 2nd-1st century BC

In the Yayoi period (ca. 5th century BC–3rd century AD), polished stone and metal tools were introduced from China and the Korean Peninsula along with wet rice cultivation. Stone tools included rice reapers for harvesting, a range of polished axes and adzes for making wooden agricultural tools, and polished arrowheads that could have been used as weapons. These tools were subsequently made with iron.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Wooden Hoe Found at Nagasaki Site, Shizuoka Yayoi period, 2nd century BC–3rd century AD Lent by Shizuoka Prefectural Education Commission
Highlight Iron Axe Excavated at the mountain behind Korinji Temple, Shinonoi, Nagano-shi, Nagano Yayoi period, 2nd-1st century BC J-12946
Highlight Unfinished Blonze Arrowhead From Shiga Yayoi period, 1st-3rd century J-1863
Highlight Iron Arrowhead Found in Tottori City, Tottori Yayoi period, 1st-3rd century
Highlight Octopus Trap Jar Found at Yotsuike Site, Osaka Yayoi period, 2nd century BC–3rd century AD Gift of Mr. Maeda Chozaburo, J-10065