Definition of yayoi
: of, relating to, or being typical of a Japanese cultural period extending from about 200 b.c. to a.d. 200, being generally neolithic but including the beginning of work in metal, and characterized especially by unglazed wheel-thrown pottery sometimes with incised surface ornamentation and often of florid shape
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Origin and Etymology of yayoi
from Yayoi, site in Tokyo, Japan, where remains of the period were discovered
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