ceramics, antique ceramics, japanese craft, Japanese ceramics
Late Jomon (1500–1000 B.C.) The climate began to cool, & populations migrated out of the mountains and settled closer to the coast. Greater reliance on seafood inspired innovations in deep-sea fishing techniques which brought communities into closer contact, as indicated by greater similarity among artifacts. Circular ceremonial sites of assembled stones, sometimes numbering in the thousands, and larger numbers of figurines show continued increase and importance in enactment of rituals.
An impressive Japanese blue and white porcelain vase by Makuzu Kozan, circa 1900, the elegantly thrown upright baluster body painted in tones of underglaze blue with a misty forest landscape of pines and cedars near and far receding into the mists, bold five character seal mark in underglaze blue within incised double circle to base, height approx 60cm (vertical hairline crack to body).