Queen Himiko of Yamatai

A History of Japan

Aug 27 2020 • 14 mins

According to the Records of Wei, a leader emerged at the end of the Yayoi Period who successfully united thirty of Japan's chiefdom under her own leadership. Who was Queen Himiko, and where was her elusive capital of Yamatai located?

Check out the supplemental post for a pretty cool statue of Queen Himiko in modern-day Saga prefecture.

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