The buildings restored at the Toro site include a ceremonial hall

Ceremonial hall at the Toro site
Ceremonial hall at the Toro site
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I had heard of it in textbooks and had heard of the name, but did not know where it was located. Because of the unusual name, I had a vague feeling that it was located far away from Tokyo. The Toro site was in fact located in Shizuoka City. Toro was the name of a place in Shizuoka City.

The Toro Site was the first site in Japan where the remains of paddy fields from the Yayoi period were identified, and it was the site that triggered the image of the Yayoi period as being about rice cultivation in paddy fields. The Toro Site, where more than 80,000 square metres of rice paddies were excavated, has now been developed into a park, with reconstructed rice paddies and reconstructed buildings that show what it must have been like in the past. The excavated items can also be viewed at the adjacent Toro Museum.

The building on stilts in the photograph is one of the restored buildings at the Toro Site. It was thought to be a warehouse on stilts, but it is not a warehouse, but a ceremonial hall. The actual building was made of wood, so it has decayed and is no longer standing. How could they have decided that it was a ritual hall and not a warehouse? I am curious.

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Jul 2024 ARCHITECTURE SHIZUOKA

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12608

Shooting Date

Nov 2023

Posted On

July 6, 2024

Place

Shizuoka City, Shizuoka

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R V

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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