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Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːjɔɪ/

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[usually as modifier] Archaeology
  • A Japanese culture following the Jomon period and dated to circa 300 bc- ad 300. It was marked by the introduction of rice cultivation, and the appearance of large burial mounds has suggested the emergence of an increasingly powerful ruling class.


early 20th century: Japanese, the name of a street in Tokyo where its characteristic pottery (chiefly wheel-made) was first discovered.

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