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Himiko and Japan’s Elusive Chiefdom of Yamatai Himiko and Japan’s Elusive Chiefdom of Yamatai Archaeology, History, and Mythology J. EDWARD KIDDER, JR. University of Hawai‘i Press Honolulu © 2007 University of Hawai‘i Press All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 12 11 10 09 08 07 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kidder, J. Edward (Jonathan Edward) Himiko and Japan’s elusive chiefdom of Yamatai : archaeology, history, and mythology / J. Edward Kidder, Jr. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8248-3035-9 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Yamatai (Japan) 2. Himiko, 3rd cent. 3. Japan—History—To 645. I.Title. DS855.3.K527 2007 952’.01—dc22 2006035363 University of Hawai‘i Press books are printed on acid-free paper and meet the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Council on Library Resources. Designed by Janette Thompson, Jansom Printed by The Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group ...