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Important Cultural Property Deer Haniwa, excavated from Hiradokoro ruins Kofun period, Shimane Prefectural Board of Education heritageofjapan.w...

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“Birdcage” Vase, Japan, ca. 1700, porcelain, copper, gold, bamboo, pigment

Japanese Pottery

宮岡麻衣子作 菊花文小皿|-ももふく的日常-

The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures

The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures

Deep Vessel with Handles, Japan: Middle Jōmon period (ca. 3500–2500 B.C.)

Vase in the form of a small gourd with a section of scrolling vine and leaves, on which crawls a ladybug. Katsuyoshi (Shōami Katsuyoshi, 1832 – 1908). Meiji 9 or 1876

Pitcher of Fusatsu type Bronze H 23.8 Kamakura period 13th century

Dogū (Clay figurine) (Excavated from Sugisawa site, Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun, Yamagata) Baked clay H 18.3 Jōmon period 10th-4th century B.C.

Ceramics dogu figure 16.5 cm high (6 1/2 inch.) Japanese, Jomon Period, 1000 - 300 BC. Source: Metropolitan Museum

the details of porcelain vase by MAKUZU (Miyagawa) Kozan (1842-1916), Japan 真葛高山

An earthenware in Japan in the Neolithic Period. BC.9,000 - BC.5,000.

Head of a Warrior, 6th century, Japan, Kofun period (mid 3rd-6th century A.D.)

dogu which is flat like a board. Jomon-era. Iwate Japan. BC.1,200 - BC.800.

Japanese ceramic figurine "DOGU". Jomon period. Excavation place / Ibaragi Japan. BC.2,500 - BC.1,200

An Jizo found in a temple on Teramachi street, Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by Stephane Barbery on Flickr

The Kofun period art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Mie Japan. A ship of the King. The early 400s.

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.

Japanese ceramic figurine. Jomon-era. Hokkaido Japan. BC.1,200 - BC.800.

A Kakiemon Tile  Edo period (late 17th century) , Japan Decorated in iron-red, green, yellow, blue and black enamels with Oryu [dragon with ...