10 Interesting Facts about Ancient Japan

Facts about Ancient Japan will inform you about some periods in the ancient Japan. There were Jomon period, Yayoi period, Kofun period, and Asuka period happened in the early japan. Later, we will talk about that period one by one. Besides, Japan were known as advanced civilization, especially their technology. They also have beuatiful views in their country. Here the other interesting facts about ancient Japan.

Facts about Ancient Japan 1: Jomon Period

Jomon period or era’s pottery runs during 13000 BC to 300 BC. In this period, people work as fishers, hunters, and gatherers.

Facts about Ancient Japan 2: Yayoi Period

Yayoi period is also known as modern era, such as use of metal utensils (iron), agriculture (rice cultivation), and social classes in 300 BC to 300 AD.

Dotaku Bronze Bell in the Yayoi Period
Dotaku Bronze Bell in the Yayoi Period

Facts about Ancient Japan 3: Language

Japanase is the major language in Japan. Although, it has many dialects, but Japanese usually used dialect of their home area (standard Japanese).

Facts about Ancient Japan 4: Samurai

Samurai were the warriors of ancient Japan. In the children’s days, the helmet of Samurai usually was used by boys. The helmet symbolized courage and strength. They were also used weapon, called Katana (sword).


Facts about Ancient Japan 5: Religion

Buddhist, Shinto, Confucianism, and Christian are the religions in Japan. However, the most Japanese people tend to believe both of them (Buddhist and Shinto).

Facts about Ancient Japan 6: Japanese food

As we know that Japanese food became popular around the world, especially sushi. We can find sushi in every country. Sasimi and tempura also became Japanese food that people looking for. Sasimi is a kind of raw fish and tempura is a deep-fried seafood and vegetables in batter.

Japanese cuisine (Tempura, sashimi, pickles, and misosuppe)
Japanese cuisine (Tempura, sashimi, pickles, and misosuppe)

Facts about Ancient Japan 7: The original name of Japan

Nippon or Nihon is the Japanese name for Japan. Japan is also known as the Land of the Rising Sun, because Nippon means sun origin or from the sun.

Facts about Ancient Japan 8: Kimono

Kimono is the traditional clothes of Japan. It is a kind of straight lines fabric that is sewn together. Besides, there were many advantages of kimono (straight line cut). Kimono were easy to wear and fold, they also could be worn in the winter and summer (all weather).

Kimono (furisode)
Kimono (furisode)

Facts about Ancient Japan 9: The capital city of Japan

The capital city of Japan is Tokyo (36.507 million). It is also the largest city of Japan, followed by Nagoya (3.257 million), Sapporo (2.673 million ), and Osaka (11.325 million) in 2009.

Facts about Ancient Japan 10: Sports

There were many sports in Japan, such as Sumo, Judo, Karate, Aikido, and Jujutsu. However, the national sport is Sumo. Japan has become hosted to the Summer Olympic games in 1964 and 2020 in Tokyo. In 1972 and 1998, they also became hosted to the Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo and Nagano.

A Sumo Match
A Sumo Match


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