Jomon

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縄文 Literally means ‘cord-marked’: name of period (c. 14,500 – 500 BC) during which cord-marked pottery was predominant

Asuka

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飛鳥 Region in southern Nara prefecture where early palaces and temples were located during the Asuka period

Yamato

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大和 Region of Nara and name of the Japanese Imperial dynasty

Umenogoten

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梅御殿 The Plum Pavilion in an Edo period lord’s residence