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Accessories and Tools of the Yayoi Period Used in Rituals

"Accessories and Tools of the Yayoi Period Used in Rituals"

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

Bronze Bracelet
Found in Sabae City, Fukui, Yayoi period, 1st–3rd century

In the Yayoi period (ca. 5th century BC–3rd century AD), bronze bracelets and glass necklaces began to appear. Production techniques for glass objects were developed based on metal casting techniques. Stone tools that were modeled on metal weapons were also created. These objects were buried with the deceased and used in rituals.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Cylindrical Beads ("Kudatama") and Small Beads Found in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Yayoi period, 1st–3rd century J-36689
Highlight Bronze Bracelet Found in Sabae City, Fukui Yayoi period, 1st–3rd century J-37081-1
Highlight Horse Bell Found in Tsushima City, Nagasaki Yayoi period, 1st–3rd century J-38393
Highlight Polished Stone Halberd Found in Itoda Town, Fukuoka Yayoi period, 2nd century BC–3rd century AD Gift of Mr. Nishimura Shinjiro and another, J-8523
Highlight Discoidal Mace Head Found in Maebashi City, Gunma Yayoi period, 2nd–1st century BC J-6306