Yayoi: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (yä-yoi'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a cultural period in Japan, c300b.c.–a.d.c300, characterized by unglazed reddish clay potterymade on a wheel and noted for its restrained, undecorated style, haniwa figures, raised-floor dwellings, wet-rice agriculture, and the first use of bronze and iron.
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