Hayato — The Forgotten Ancient People of Southern Kyushu

A mighty warrior race disappeared from history

Mysterious warrior stands in silouhette surrounded by the lights of fireflies.
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Many people have heard of the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Honshu and Hokkaido, but very few know of the Hayato who lived in southern Kyushu. Yet strong Hayato warriors guarded emperors and played crucial roles on the front…



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