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Become a Yayoi Villager Program

Created in conjunction with the completion of the Minami no Mura (South Village), the "Become a Yayoi Villager Program" offers visitors the opportunity to live like villagers from the Yayoi period. Activities are based on the "Story of the Seasons", a narrative that depicts village life during Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

The program is lead by local volunteers with participants shedding their modern clothes for authentic Yayoi period costumes, allowing them to see and experience actual Yayoi life.

Become a Yayoi Villager Program

Become a Yayoi Villager Program

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3 Programs

Sew together a Kantoi (Yayoi period poncho)
Find out how threads of hemp and silk were made and dyed. Also learn how difficult it was to make them into large pieces of fabric.
(Details)
Weave fabric using a loom and Angin knitting frame. Make coasters and other items.
Fee: ¥250

Photo: Fabric Making

Fabric Making

[Joint performance with dancing]Make instruments that were an essential part of village festivals and sing along while playing them.
(Details)
You'll learn the "Minami no Mura" song, make a percussion instrument made of finely split bamboo (Bo-Sasara), and then sing along while playing it.
Fee: ¥250

Photo: Make and Play Musical Instruments

Make and Play Musical Instruments

[Joint performance with musical instruments]
Everyone dances a signature village festival dance.
(Details)
Put on festival make-up and dance to the "Minami no Mura" song.
Fee: ¥250

Photo: Dance Lesson

Dance Lesson

Map: Park Map

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Become a Yayoi Villager Program

We recommend that you reserve a spot in advance if you would like to participate in the program.
Please reserve at least two weeks ahead of time.
Please pay all program fees in cash on the day of the event.
Please help keep this an authentic experience by removing any distracting jewelry.
Programs are subject to change or cancellation depending on weather and the availability of our volunteer staff.
Enquiries regarding the program

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