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.