KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. Volume 6 of Kadokawa’s “Series of Ancient Times in the Region” has been completed! 

Kadokawa Selected Books “Series Ancient Times in the Region” Completed Volume 6!
The final volume “Kinai and Kingoku” is released today

KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Tsuyoshi Natsuno) announced on January 25, 2023 (Wednesday), Kadokawa’s selection book “Kinai and Neighboring Countries” (edited by Takehiko Yoshimura, Akio Kawajiri, Takehiko Matsuki). will be released.
The latest and final volume by the authors who continue to lead the forefront of ancient history and archaeological research.
In recent years, new archaeological excavations have led to remarkable developments in historical materials such as excavated written materials such as wooden strips, as well as research on the imperial capital and areas based on archaeological relics. With new
archaeological discoveries appearing in newspapers one after another, it is of interest to history buffs, not to mention researchers. This series reflects the latest research results and provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the history of the region for general readers.
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Series all 6 volumes

A center of politics and culture where huge keyhole-shaped burial mounds gather. Approaching the unknown reality
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The final volume, “Inside the Airplane and Neighboring Countries” Since the Yamato sovereignty, most of the capital has been located in the Kinai region, with successive renaissances. It was also the center of Buddhism, with many temples such as Asuka-dera and Todai-ji, where Japan’s largest keyhole-shaped burial mounds were concentrated, including the World Heritage Furuichi Burial Mounds and Mozu Burial Mounds. Various aspects of the Kinai region such as handicraft production at specialized bases such as salt making, jade making, spinning, etc., the ekiden system that was responsible for the transmission of information in the nation under the Ritsuryo system, and the character culture indicated by the mokkan excavated from the Heijokyo ruins. make full use of it to make it clear.
table of contents
Chapter 1: The Imperial Palace, the Capital, and the Kyo-Kinai System Takehiko Yoshimura
Chapter 2 Kingship and Handicraft Production Tatsuo Nakakubo Chapter 3: Keyhole-shaped burial mounds in Yamato and Kawachi Hitoshi Shimogaki Chapter 4 Kinai Ekiya and Ekiji Ichi Taiju
Chapter 5 Todaiji and Kokubunji Shinji Yoshikawa
Chapter 6 Expansion of written culture Yasuhiro Terasaki
ESSAY Thinking about Kasanemura’s song at Miyataki Makoto Ueno Editor profile
Takehiko Yoshimura
Born in 1945. Professor Emeritus, Meiji University. Japanese ancient history. “Society and Nation in Ancient Japan” (Iwanami Shoten), “Politics and Society in Ancient Japan” (Hanawa Shobo), “Thinking about the Taika Reform” (Iwanami Shinsho), “New Edition: Birth of the Ancient Emperor” (Kadokawa Sophia Bunko) Such.
Akio Kawajiri
Born in 1961. Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University. Japanese ancient history. “Fundamental Research on the History of the Ancient Eastern Country” (Hanawa Shobo), “Kakuto and Shizaisho in Ancient Japan” (Yoshikawa Kobunkan), “Heiankyo Capital Transfer” (Iwanami Shinsho), “The Formation of Bando” (Yoshikawa Kobunkan), etc.
Takehiko Matsuki
Born in 1961. Professor at the National Museum of Japanese History and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies. Japanese archeology. “What is Kofun? – Antiquities as Seen from Cognitive Archeology” (Kadokawa Selected Books), “Why Do People Fight – War from the Viewpoint of Archeology” (Chuko Bunko), “Complete Works: Japanese History Volume 1: Archipelago Genesis” (Shogakukan) ), “Archeology of Beauty” (Shincho Sensho), etc.
Book information
Title: Kinai and Kingoku
List price: 2,530 yen (main unit 2,300 yen + tax)
Release date: January 25, 2023 (Wednesday) * E-book same day delivery Form: Kadokawa Selected Book (46 size standard), 272 pages
ISBN: 9784047036970
Series already published
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Follow the footsteps of the “youth” of Japanese history, which has an impact on current cultural and religious circumstances.
Title: East Asia and Japan
List price: 2,420 yen (main unit 2,200 yen + tax)
ISBN: 9784047036963
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What is the shape of Ezo burial mounds? What is ancient Ainu culture? Elucidate the rich world of Ezo from many angles.
Title: Mutsu and Oshima
List price: 2,530 yen (main unit 2,300 yen + tax)
ISBN: 9784047036949
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An important area comparable to a foreign country for the Yamato sovereignty. Approaching the real image of the ancient Togoku region from a novel angle.
Title: Togoku and Shinetsu
List price: 2,530 yen (main unit 2,300 yen + tax)
ISBN: 9784047036956
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It highlights the appearance of the corridor where people, cultural goods, and information come and go, connecting Kyushu and Kinki, which are gateways to the continent.
Title: Izumo, Kibi, Iyo
List price: 2,530 yen (main unit 2,300 yen + tax)
ISBN: 9784047036987
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Developed areas of the Japanese archipelago as the first place where foreign cultural relics are brought. Reveal the full picture of the rich region.
Title: Tsukushi and Minamijima
List price: 2,420 yen (main unit 2,200 yen + tax)
ISBN: 9784047036994
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