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The Dawn of Japanese Art
Prehistory and Protohistory: the Jômon, Yayoi, and Kofun Periods (10000B.C. - A.D. 600)

"The Dawn of Japanese Art
Prehistory and Protohistory: the Jômon, Yayoi, and Kofun Periods (10000B.C. - A.D. 600)"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  September 6, 2005 (Tue) - February 26, 2006 (Sun)

The Jomon culture began around 12,000 years ago. Earthenware vessels of this age with various motifs and styles are the starting point of "Highlights of Japanese Art." In the Yayoi period (450 B.C.- A.D. 250), pottery with a simplistic yet refined beauty and dotaku bell-shaped bronzes were prominent, Furthermore, the typical objects of the Kofun period (A.D. 250-600), such as haji-, sue wares and haniwa figurines, as well as mirrors, arms and armor, saddlery, and accessory, expressing the essence of metal and glass craftsmanship are also featured.
Current exhibit includes:
Jomon Vessel with Flame-like Ornamentation, Attributed provenience: Umataka, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Jomon period, 3000 - 2000BC
Jar, From Kugahara, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century (Important Cultural Property)
Footed Jar with Ornaments and Diminutives, Sue Stoneware, From Ogasayama, Setouchi-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century
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