yayoi ware

Yayoi

[yah-yoi]
adjective
of or pertaining to a cultural period in Japan, c300 b.c.–a.d. c300, characterized by unglazed reddish clay pottery (Yayoi ware) made 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.

Origin:
< Japanese Yayoi site of a tumulus where the pottery was discovered in 1884

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