Nintendo previously announced that they would be building the Nintendo museum, which is expected to be completed in March 2024.
Recently, Nintendo conducted an excavation survey in the campus of Kagata factory, Kokura town, Uji city, Kyoto prefecture, before the establishment of the museum. During construction, the construction team discovered traces of a village in the late Yayoi period (first half of the 3rd century). The city’s Board of Education released the information shortly after.
The local area is the company’s Uji Kokura factory, east of Kokura Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line. The area was the Kurata Ruins on the east bank of Jumuku Pond before it was converted to farmland in the Showa period. The Kyoto City Education Commission has investigated two sites in this area, with a depth of about 1 meter and a total of 308 square meters since February.
A well-preserved Yayoi ceramic vase (22 cm high and 19 cm wide) is buried in the ruins. It was identified as being used to cook rice in ancient times, with soot left behind. In the case of small debris overlapping large debris, experts say that this is not litter but a scapegoat.
In addition, an unspecified period was also found with a pit construction and an earthenware dish (10.5 cm in diameter, from the late Heian period to the early Kamakura period). The team noticed that Yayoi village was expanding along the east bank of Jumuku Pond, said Yosuke Asada of the Historic Township Development Promotion Board of Kyoto City.
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Nintendo was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta by craftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced hanafuda. After venting into various businesses during the 1960s and obtaining legal status as a public company, Nintendo distributed its first console, the Color TV-Game, in The product gained international recognition with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981 and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. in 1985.
Since then, Nintendo has produced some of the most successful consoles in the video game industry such as the Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo DS, Wii, and Switch. It spawned many major franchises including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, Metroid, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Super Smash Bros. Nintendo’s mascot, Mario, is internationally recognized.
Nintendo has many subsidiaries in Japan and abroad, in addition to business partners such as The Pokémon Company and HAL Laboratories. Nintendo and its staff have received accolades including the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, Game Developers Awards, and the British Academy Games Awards. It is one of the wealthiest and most valuable companies in the Japanese market.