Recommended Reading [BOOKS]

  1. Prehistory of Japan (Studies in Archaeology) (1982)
    AIKENS, C. Melvin, and HIGUCHI Takayasu
    New York: Academic Press
  2. The Cambridge History of Japan, Volume I: Ancient Japan (1993)
    BROWN, Delmer M., ed.
    New York: Cambridge University Press
  3. Multicultural Japan: Palaeolithic to Post-modern (2001)
    DENOON, Donald, HUDSON, Mark
    Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  4. Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan (2020)
    EBERSOLE, Gary L.
    Princeton University Press
  5. Sacred Texts and Buried Treasures: Issues in the Historical Archaeology of Japan: Issues in the Historical Archaeology of Ancient Japan (1998)
    FARRIS, William Wayne
    University of Hawaii Press
  6. Heavenly warriors: the evolution of Japan's military, 500-1300 (1992)
    FARRIS, W. W.
    Cambridge, Mass.: Council of East Asian Studies, Harvard University
  7. Ancient Jomon of Japan (2004)
    HABU, Junko
    Cambridge Press
  8. The Heian civilization of Japan (1983)
    HEMPEL, Rose
    Oxford: Phaidon
  9. Hoabinhian Jomon, Yayoi early Korean states : bibliographical reviews of Far Eastern archaeology (1990)
    HUDSON M., BARNES, Gina L. (ed.)
    Oxbow Books for East Asian Archaeology Network
  10. Himiko and Japan's Elusive Chiefdom of Yamatai: Archaeology, History, and Mythology (2007)
    KIDDER Jr., J.
    Edward University of Hawaii Press
  11. Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan: Language, genes and civilisation (2008)
    KUMAR, Ann
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia
  12. Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription (2000)
    LAMARRE, Thomas, CHOW, Rey
    (Asia-Pacific), Duke University Press
  13. The Archaeology of Japan: From the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State (2013)
    Cambridge University Press
  14. The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (2013 Reprint)
    MORRIS, Ivan
    Oxford University Press
  15. Windows on the Japanese Past: Studies in Archaeology and Prehistory (1986)
    PEARSON, Richard J., BARNES Gina Lee, and HUTTERER Karl L. (eds).
    Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
  16. Capital And Countryside in Japan, 300-1180: Japanese Historians Interpreted in English (Cornell East Asia Series) (2006)
    PIGGOTT, Joan R.
  17. Japan in Five Ancient Chinese Chronicles: Wo, the Land of Yamatai, and Queen Himiko (2009)
    SOUMARE Massimo (author), Davide Mana(tr.)
    Kurodahan Press
  18. Buddhas and Kami in Japan (2015)
    TEEUWEN, Mark, RAMBELLI, Fabio
  19. War and Faith: Ikko Ikki in Late Muromachi Japan (2007)
    TSANG, Carol Richmond
    (Harvard East Asian Monographs) Harvard University Center
  20. Prehistoric Japan, New perspectives on insular East Asia
    IMAMURA, Keiji
    University of Hawai Press, Honolulu





















Recommended Reading [LINKS]

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▸National AINU Museum and Park
The National Ainu Museum is the first national museum to come into existence in Japan specializing in the research and display of Ainu culture. It was established to revive and further develop the culture of the Ainu people.
▸Noborito Research Laboratory - Meiji University
Noborito Research Laboratory was a research institute established by the former Japanese Army before the war. Researchers were researching and developing secret warfare weapons and materials. The official name is "The Nineth-Army Technology Research Laboratory (Dai-kyu-Rikugun-Gijyutsu-Kenkyujyo)", but it was anonymously called "Noborito Research Laboratory" because the research and development contents were highly confidential.
▸Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum
In Japan Open Air Folk House Museum old folk houses are on display on the gentle slopes of Tama hills. The houses are arranged in five areas according to their original location; ‘Post Town’, ‘Village in Shin-etsu’ district, ‘Village in Kanto’district, ‘Village in Kanagawa’ area, and ‘Village in Tohoku’ district. On your route, you’ll find the stone objects such as Do-so-jin on the path, and also find the daily necessities such as agricultural implements inside the folk houses.

▸National AINU Museum and Park [homepage]

▸Meiji University Noborito-Lab

▸Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum [homepage]