JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Adjacent to the Dotaku Museum is a replica of a Yayoi Period village. Yayoi Period (500 BC to 300 AD) is noted as when rice growing started in Japan.
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These ancient abode were pretty much a hole in the ground with a roof over it.
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Inside a Yayoi-Period grass shack.
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The ceiling has square beams.
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Some pots inside a hut.
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It would be a matter of time before walls were constructed below the roof.
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This elevated structure served as a storehouse.
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From JR Yasu Station's South exit (Minami-guchi), take a bus going to Karyoku Koen (花緑公園) or Murata Seisakusho (via Nishi Gate 西ゲート経由 村田製作所行き) and get off at Dotaku Hakubutsukan-mae (銅鐸博物館前). Bus ride is
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Yamanokami mountain god monument
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